On Saturday May 16, 2015, our spring season participants graduated from the KHAIR Program. Families and friends gathered at the New Haven Free Public Library, located in New Haven, to congratulate these twelve young people on their impressive accomplishment. The theme of the graduation was “Putting the Pieces Together.” The room was filled with a sense of pride as parents waited anxiously to hear the name of their child called up to receive their certificate of completion. All participants also received a gift card from the Gap (Hamden,Connecticut). Five participants received a perfect attendance award which included a gift card from Ashley’s Ice Cream.
It was an honor and a privilege to have Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven, as our guest speaker. All were inspired by her words of encouragement for participants to pursue their dreams and never give up. Mayor Harp congratulated each individual on completing the KHAIR Program, and in closing stated that they each have a purpose and it’s up to them to find it and fulfill it!
Congratulations to each participant and THANK YOU To every facilitator, partner, donor, and volunteer !