Darien Youth Commission
Youth Commission Office, Room 110
Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road
203 656-7326 phone; 203 656-7388 alt. phone; 203 656-7393 fax
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed Holidays
- Alicia Sillars
- Joan Cavett -- Program Secretary
- Linda Hannett -- Program Secretary
Click here for a copy of the Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement
Click here for a copy of the current Youth Commission Board Members
TOPS REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 17. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND ANY TOPS EVENT, YOU MUST REGISTER HIM/HER WITH THE TOPS PROGRAM EVERY YEAR.
What is TOPS? The Teen Options Program (TOPS) is sponsored by the Darien Youth Commission, endorsed by MMS & made possible through the generous involvement of the TOPS Board and many other parent volunteers. TOPS is committed to offer affordable, safe, fun and drug & alcohol-free activities for Darien students in grades 6, 7 & 8 (both public & private school students). There is a charge for each TOPS event.
RULES & REGULATIONS – Click here for additional information regarding Membership and Rules & Regulations.
DATES & FEES – Click here for program dates and fees for all three TOPS programs.
PAPER REGISTRATION – For those preferring not to register on-line, simply click on the appropriate grade listed below to download a TOPS membership form. Completed pay-per-event membership forms may be returned to MMS (please do not send advance payment membership forms to MMS). Forms may be returned to the Darien Youth Commission in Town Hall as well. (These forms will be posted online on Wednesday, August 12.)
6TH GRADE TOPS REGISTRATION FORM
7TH GRADE TOPS REGISTRATION FORM
8TH GRADE TOPS REGISTRATION FORM
ON-LINE REGISTRATION – On-line registration for both advance-pay memberships (Visa/MasterCard) and pay-per-event membership is available for your convenience. To register, you will need a Family Pin Number & a Client Barcode Number. If you already have these #'s and have misplaced them, simply click on the "Forgot my Password" link on the "login" section of the of the online registration website. They will be emailed back to you immediately. Otherwise, if you need this information provided to you, please call 203-656-7388 during normal business hours. (If no one is available, your call will be returned the next business day.) Click here for online registration options. (Online registration begins Monday, August 17.)
Friday, September 18 is the kick-off 8th Grade TOPS event...THE ANNUAL BEACH PARTY!!! Taking place @ Weed Beach from 6:00 - 7:30, any student wishing to attend MUST BE A REGISTERED TOPS MEMBER!! (As a courtesy, on-line registration will be available until 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, September 18th.) The cost is $15 for pay-per event members; free for already-paid TOPS members and includes d.j. entertainment, dancing, pizza, refreshments & a whole lot of fun!! If you are unable to register your child before the event, please download form from below, thoroughly complete and send to event with child!! STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WALK TO/FROM THIS -- OR ANY -- TOPS EVENT!
FAMILY DAY DINNER -- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. -- DARIEN YMCA Back by popular demand, the Thriving Youth Task Force, Darien YMCA, Community Fund of Darien & the Darien Youth Commission will again be sponsoring this free evening of fun, dinner, and family togetherness. Modeled after the CASA model, research has proven that the more family dinners a young person participates in, the less likely he/she is to engage in risk-taking behaviors. (Click here for additional information about CASA and Family Day Dinners.) More details about our event on 9/25 will be forthcoming.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS -- THE 18TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING CONTEST IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24! Open to students in grades 6 - 12, this community-wide event is a favorite for all. Registration/participation information, rules & regulations and additional information will be available mid-September.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2015 WE DID IT!!! THE LARGEST ARMS-LINKED TOAST! FOLKS FROM THE TOWN OF DARIEN AND FRIENDS & FAMILY NEAR AND FAR SET A NEW WORLD RECORD...558 STRONG! THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED OUR EFFORT, WHETHER FINANCIALLY (Baywater Properties, Ring's End, Jeff Scalise Building Contractor Inc., Poland Spring Water, Darien Sport Shop, Palmer's Market, Ivanhoe Lodge, Nielsen's, First County Bank, David M. Osherow, DDS Orthodontics, Merrill Lynch, Floor Covering Warehouse), IN SPIRIT OR IN PERSON, WHAT A FUN WAY TO CELEBRATE THE GREAT TOWN OF DARIEN. (Thanks to those who supported our partnership w/Person-to-Person's Stuff-a-truck campaign...560 lbs of food -- an average of one pound per person -- was received!) FINALLY, THANKS TO THE MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO ACTED AS "STEWARDS" WHO HELPED WITH THE VERIFICATION PROCESS. CHEERS!!
Youth Commission monthly minutes & agendas posted here.
CLICK HERE FOR "WHAT'S UP FOR KIDS" MONTHLY CALENDAR