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Youth Programs
Granting Purpose

We offer opportunities for Darien middle and high school students to get involved in local community service, philanthropy, community-building, and public health initiatives.

To register for the 2023-2024 school year please find your correct grade group below, click learn more, and then click register to fill out your application.

Youth Give Back - The Community Fund of Darien
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Freshman Community Group

Youth Give Back

Youth Asset Team

7th and 8th grade

9th grade

10th - 12th grade

The Community Fund of Darien offers a semester-long program for 7th and 8th grade students focused on contributing to their community.

The Community Fund of Darien’s Freshmen Community Group (FCG) is exclusively for high school freshmen. FCG students explore YAT and YCF groups so that they may make an informed decision as to which group to join in 10th grade.

Youth Asset Team (YAT) is a group of 10-12th grade students who meet bi-weekly to learn about mental health and substance use. Through a guided group discussion with a licensed professional counselor, they explore topics such as teen stress, peer and personal struggles, and substance use.

Youth Community Fund - The Community Fund of Darien

Youth Community Fund

10th - 12th grade

Youth Community Fund (YCF) is a group of 10-12th grade students who meet to learn about human service needs in our region. They solicit grant proposals from non-profits and award approximately $14,000/year in grants to non-profits.

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