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Youth Asset Team

The Youth Asset team meets bi-weekly. Students will:

  • Discuss topics relevant to Darien students’ mental health and substance use including activities, guest speakers and exercises facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. 

  • Plan and advertise prevention-related speakers and events.

  • Provide youth perspective on Drug Free Communities grant deliverables

  • Participate in service projects for local organizations.

  • Serve as student leaders for Youth Give Back and Freshmen Community Group​

Questions? Please email Sarah McCarty, Youth Program Manager


The best part of YAT for me this year was being able to learn and engage in a healthy, fun, and safe environment.

The best part of YAT this year was the If They Had Known Screening about Clay and learning about mixing prescription drugs and alcohol. Also, I really liked when Andrew and Emma Kate (two local therapists) role-played various situations about how to help a friend.

I just enjoyed every meeting I went to. It was a new learning experience every Thursday. It helps relieve stress from school and sports. It also teaches me how to deal with life problems that do not normally get talked about.

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