“I am so impressed with these students and proud of the efforts they and our community are making to benefit all our children.”
Jayme Stevenson, First Selectwoman
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.