Darien Youth Commission

Youth Commission News
There are no items to display at this time

Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement
Youth Commission Members 2019-20

  2019 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

TOPS The Teen Options Program (TOPS) is sponsored by the Darien Youth Commission. It is endorsed by MMS and made possible through the generous involvement of the TOPS Board and many other volunteers. TOPS is committed to offer affordable, safe, fun, drug and alcohol-free activities for Darien students in 6th, 7th or 8th Grades (both public and private school students). There is a charge for each TOPS event. Participants must be registered and can either pay at each event, or for your convenience, a pre-paid discounted option is available covering entrance to all TOPS events. Events are grade-level specific with the exception of four events together which are for both 7th & 8th Grade TOPS members.  

THE 2019-20 TOPS GROUP IS EXCITED ABOUT THE UPCOMING TOPS ACTIVITIES -- 5 EVENTS FOR GRADE 6; 6 EVENTS FOR GRADE 7; 6 EVENTS FOR GRADE 8.   

 REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS:  As a reminder, the TOPS program is 99% reliant on parent involvement and support.   We would not be able to provide these fun activities for your children without the parent help.  Please check-out different volunteer opportunities with our grade-level sign-up genius links:

 

 

 

SPECIAL FAMILY, YOUTH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

  • COMMUNITY MOVIE @ WEED BEACH-- SEPTEMBER'S MOVIE IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 30-- DUSK...INCRECIBLES 2   Co-sponsored by the Darien Parks & Recreation and the Darien Youth Commission. Start-time at dusk (approximately 7:30 p.m. on 8/30). ALWAYS free admission
  • ANNUAL FAMILY DAY DINNER @ THE DARIEN YMCA  Friday, September 20, 2020 -- 6:00 - 7;30 p.m. @ the Darien YMCA.  Sponsored by the Darien YMCA, the TYTF, the Community Fund of Darien & the Darien Youth Commission, this free, fun-filled family event promotes the concept that families who regularly dine together minimize future risk factors. Modeled after CASA's Family Day, this is a great opportunity for families to engage with one another in conversation, fun and relaxation. Advance registration required beginning Friday, September 6.
  • 22nd ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING CONTEST -- 2019 Halloween Window Painting Contest is taking place on Saturday, October 26. Registration details will be available in mid-September.

  • COMMUNITY-WIDE MOVIE TO BENEFIT DARIEN HUMAN SERVICES HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE  Annual event benefiting the Human Services Holiday Gift program. Free tickets to feature movie @ the Darien Playhouse. In lieu of payments, movie-goers are asked to bring new, unwrapped gift, toy or gift card.   This event typically takes place late November/early December and is a terrific opportunity for the community to support the needs of locals right here in Darien.
  • COMMUNITY FESTIVAL OF ARTS & SCIENCES  --   2020 FESTIVAL OF ARTS & SCIENCES IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 (1:00 - 3:00 P.M.) IN THE TOWN HALL GYM.   
  • DARIEN DASH -- COMMUNITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT!  -- SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020
 
  • ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT SERIES Every Wednesday in June @ 6:30 p.m. @ Weed Beach, this is a terrific way to enjoy family-friendly entertainment at one of Darien's greatest resources. (There is a per person/vehicle cost per concert , payable at the beach entrance...beach stickers are not required to attend these events.) 

Darien's Thriving Youth Task Force -- Involving all sectors of the community, Thriving Youth is Darien’s coalition of concerned youth, community and civic organizations, businesses and individuals working together to provide meaningful relationships, experiences, skills and opportunities to benefit all our children. (For additional information on Darien's prevention council, visit the Community Fund of Darien's Thriving Youth Task Force website.)

 

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

 

TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMP...the DYC sponsors the Town Camp program, offering two, three-week day camps servicing children who have successfully completed grades K-5.  Three programs based on grade level:  kids who have successfully completed kindergarten (entering grade 1); kids who have successfully completed grades 1 & 2 (entering grades 2 & 3); kids who have successfully completed grades 3, 4 & 5 (entering grades 4, 5 & 6).  Camps run daily from 9:00 a.m. - 3;00 p.m. (with an Early Drop-Off option from 8:00 a.m.).  Program includes a variety of sports, arts & crafts, field trips and entertainers.  Please note, children must be appropriate grade in our system to register online.  REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND TYPICALLY BEGINS IN EARLY FEBRUARY.

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP)

  • For students who have successfully completed grades 6, 7 & 8 (entering grades 7, 8 & 9), this program runs Monday's through Thursday's weekly.  Affectionately dubbed "Camp Menace," students may sign up weekly or for all 6 weeks at an adjusted fee. Registration options are either weekly or for all 6 weeks (2020 registration fees TBD).
  • There is a fee for some field trips which must be paid on the day of the trip.  REGISTRATION TYPICALLY BEGINS IN EARLY MARCH.


 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

          

                     

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR OPPORTUNITIES

THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR POSITIONS

 


COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) OPPORTUNITIES 

  •