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Freshman Community Group (FCG)

FCG is a youth enrichment program for 9th grade Darien students. Students will participate in mental health-related activities facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and engage in meaningful discussions about the transition to high school, including stress management, friendship and substance use. Students also learn about local human service needs and volunteer at local nonprofit organizations.

Students meet 1-2 times a month for 45 minutes at the Office Suites of Darien.

Meeting Schedule

Thursday, September 12th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, September 26th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, October 10th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, October 24th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, November 7th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, November 21st 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, December 12th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, January 23rd 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, February 6th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, February 27th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, March 13th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, March 27th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, April 10th 6:00-6:45pm

Thursday, April 24th 6:00-6:45pm

Meetings will be held at the Office Suites of Darien, 30 Old Kings Highway, Darien, CT 06820 - 1st Floor Training Room

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Freshman Community Group $200 registration fee funds the operation of the youth program:

  • Personnel

  • Space rental

  • Refreshments / snacks

  • Supplies

  • Any remaining funds are contributed to The Community Fund of Darien's grant giving pool to be invested in helping our community.

Questions? Please email


Meetings were engaging, and I learned about challenges our neighbors face such as hunger and immigration issues.

My favorite part of FCG was volunteering and learning about nonprofits.

I liked learning about the differences between Youth Asset Team and the Youth Community Fund.

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