Rachel Farbman

Rachel Farbman is a student at Gettysburg College in the Class of 2025. She is a double major in Health Sciences and Public Policy and is minoring in Italian Studies. She is an alumna of Morristown High School (2021) and joined Kids to Kids (K2K) in sixth grade. During her time with K2K, she has moved from being a volunteer to becoming a board member in 2015, and is now a member of the Board of Trustees. Rachel’s dedication and motivation are apparent in everything she does.

Rachel learned to swim at Lifetime Florham Park and was a part of their swim team for 10 years. Her love for swimming led to her joining K2K’s Swim Program. In this experience, she gained, what we call the “fire in the belly”, motivation for our kids. She led the Swim Program for years before creating our virtual programs with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work with K2K consistently earns her an annual Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Rachel devotes many hours to K2K because she loves it. In High School, she enjoyed working with kids and was energized by seeing their progress. Today, she is grateful to be able to support other students to become leaders. She recognizes the impact the program has on both the special needs community and the positive impact it has on volunteer mentors such as herself. She’s focused on creating a safe haven at K2K where all kids can develop life skills. We think we got very lucky when Rachel joined our team and we appreciate all she’s contributed to our organization throughout her high school career and beyond.

At Gettysburg College, Rachel is an Eisenhower Scholar and a fellow at the Center for Public Service due to her experiences within K2K. She is spending time getting to know the Gettysburg community through being a “Big Sister” at a local elementary school, volunteering at the Painted Turtle Farm on campus, and running swimming lesson program for over 100 kids (again!).

She is forever grateful for the opportunity K2K has given her to develop as a leader and improve her organization and communication skills. She is now honored to be able to help the next generation of K2K leaders grow into their roles.