In eighth grade, I desperately wanted a light blue tee shirt with 06820 written across the front. I had seen so many kids wearing them around town and saw the pride in their eyes as they went into Vavala’s or the Darien Sport Shop.
So when three Youth Asset Team members came into my eighth grade classroom answering our questions and giving away shirts, I knew I had to have one. I joined the Youth Asset Team after graduating from Middlesex Middle School just when the first 06820 campaign came out. Little did I know that these t-shirts would play such a fundamental part of my high school career.