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Youth Give Back (YGB)

YGB is a program for 7th-8th grade Darien students. Students learn about human service needs in the surrounding community by volunteering at local nonprofit organizations including Person to Person, Darien Nature Center, At Home In Darien, Waveny Lifecare Network, Open Doors Shelter, and Fairgate Farm.​

There are 7 meetings per semester that run for an hour and a half where students volunteer and help with a variety of tasks.

Fall Semester Meeting Schedule

September 11th 3:00-4:30pm

September 25th 3:00-4:30pm

October 9th 3:00-4:30pm

October 23rd 3:00-4:30pm

November 6th 3:00-4:30pm

November 20th 3:00-4:30pm

December 11th 3:00-4:30pm

Spring Semester Meeting Schedule

January 22nd 3:00-4:30pm

February 5th 3:00-4:30pm

February 26th 3:00-4:30pm

March 12th 3:00-4:30pm

March 26th 3:00-4:30pm

April 9th 3:00-4:30pm

April 23rd 3:00-4:30pm

*Meeting Locations TBD*

Meetings will be held at local nonprofits where students will be volunteering.

Youth Give Back $200 registration fee funds the operation of the youth program:

  • Personnel

  • 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


My favorite part of YGB was playing with the kids at Inspirica!

I see people differently because I know that they could be dealing with something hard.

YGB was a really fun experience that gave me a better look at the world around me.

I learned that acts of kindness can change lives and impact many.

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