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
Email: asillars@darienct.gov

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed Holidays

  • Alicia Sillars
    Youth Director
  • 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

 

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FINAL TOPS EVENT -- HINDLEY FAIR NIGHT -- FRIDAY, MAY 6  

(6th grade -- 5:00 - 6:30; 7th/8th grade -- 7:30 - 9:00) 

DON'T MISS THE LAST 6th, 7th & 8th Grade TOPS EVENTS...FUN AT THE HINDLEY FAIR NIGHT....FRIDAY, MAY 6TH!!!  $20.00 PER PERSON FOR PAY-PER-EVENT TOPS MEMBERS; FREE FOR ALREADY-PAID MEMBERS. 

 NON-MEMBERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT...IF YOUR CHILD HAS NOT YET REGISTERED FOR TOPS, PLEASE DOWNLOAD APPROPRIATE FORM FROM BELOW, THOROUGHLY COMPLETE AND HAVE HIM/HER BRING IT TO THE EVENT TONIGHT.  GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS OR ANY TOPS EVENT.

EVENT DETAILS

  • 6TH GRADE -- 5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
  • 7TH/8TH GRADE -- 7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
  • STUDENTS MAY NOT WALK/RIDE BIKES TO/FROM THIS EVENT
  • DROP-OFF
    • In the Hindley School Bus loop is fine
  • PICK-UP (WILL NOT BE PERMITTED FROM BUS LOOP OR ANYWHERE ON NEARWATER LANE)
    • Parents should park at St. John's Church or Noroton Presbyterian Church, and walk over to Hindley School to meet their child(ren). 
    • No student will be permitted to leave unless accompanied by a responsible adult.  PROMPT PICK-UP IS AT 6:30 FOR 6TH GRADE TOPS; 9:00 FOR 7TH/8TH GRADE TOPS.

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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8.  CLICK HERE FOR FAQ ABOUT PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION

Click here to download program/registration information

Click here to download registration forms (2 sides)

Click here for online registration (began Monday, 2/8)

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THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS.  

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THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM:

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The Youth Commission's MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP) registration begins Monday, March 7. (Non-resident registration begins Monday, May 2.) Affectionately dubbed "Camp Menace," this program runs Monday's - Thursday's, June 27 – August 4.  Students may sign up for a week at a time or for all 6 weeks.  The fee is $90 per week; $500 for all 6 weeks.  (There is a charge for some field trips which must be paid on the day of the trip.)  Click here to view the 2015 MSSAP calendar to better understand the program activities.

Click here to download two-sided registration form.

Click here for online registration.  You will need Family Pin # & Client Bar code # to complete this transaction.  Call 203-656-7388 during normal business hours if these #'s are needed. 

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TOPS REGISTRATION BEGAN 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.)

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.

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    CLICK HERE FOR "WHAT'S UP FOR KIDS" MONTHLY CALENDAR