The Community Fund of Darien

Darien High School Youth Asset Team


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The Community Fund’s Youth Asset Team (YAT) is a high school student group dedicated to promoting asset development among their peers.

The Youth Asset team meets bi-weekly to assist the efforts of the Thriving Youth Task Force, including

  • Planning alcohol-alternative events for their peers

  • Providing the teen perspective at Thriving Youth Task Force meetings

  • Speaking to PTOs about school transitions and risky behaviors

  • Visiting 8th grade students to share thoughts about the transition to high school

  • Planning and advertising prevention-related speakers and events

  • Participating in community service

  • Mentoring middle school Youth Asset Team students

Each Spring, we send Youth Asset Team applications to students who would like to apply to be part of this group for the following school year. If you would like to receive an application or are interested in learning more about the Youth Asset Team, please email Emily Larkin: Emily.Larkin@communityfunddarien.org.