Depot Leadership

The Depot Youth Center is run by the Program Director. Responsibilities include organization, planning, and supervision of the activities and youth who participate in the activities. The Program Director reports to the Depot’s Executive Adult Advisory Board and works closely with the Darien School system, Darien Chamber of Commerce, Darien Youth Commission, and other key members of the Darien community involved in youth activities and programs. In addition, the Program Director manages 4 assista...
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Testimonials from Darien Students

“The Depot was a second home to me over the past four years. I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for the amazing experience I had on the Student Governing Board. It truly taught me to be committed, confident and most importantly, how to work hard to reach goals.” DHS graduate “The one thing that I find myself good at is helping others for the sole purpose of making a difference – even if it is just a smile on someone’s face. I miss volunteering. When I was on the Adult Depot Board and invo...
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History

In 1989 a group of Darien parents and high school students saved an historic train station slated for demolition. Starting with only a dream, they created The Depot, a drug and alcohol-free teen center. The facility was renovated and dedicated to the teens in our community. The Depot opened its doors on July 1st 1990. The rest is history; a vision fulfilled. The Depot is overseen by an Adult Advisory Board (AAB) and run by the Student Governing Board (SGB) under the supervision of a full tim...
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