The Community Fund of Darien

The Community Fund of Darien's Thriving Youth initiative offers a Middle School Youth Asset Team program at Middlesex Middle School.

Middle school Youth Asset Team members will:

  • Participate in local community service activities

  • Learn how to build assets in their daily lives

  • Lead asset-building and prevention initiatives at Middlesex Middle School

  • Build relationships with High School Youth Asset Team mentors

MS YAT students cooked and served meals at local homeless shelters, visited with Seniors at Atria and worked on the grounds at the Darien Nature Center.


Each June we hold an info session at MMS to introduce rising 7th and 8th graders to this group. Applications are distributed at the info session and are also available in Mr. Powers’ office in Guidance. If you are interested in learning more about MS YAT, contact Emily Larkin: