THE DEPOT YOUTH CENTER

Parents & Community

Get involved with programs & events!

We encourage all parents to get involved with the programming at The Depot!  Visit our calendar to see upcoming programs and events.

The Depot hosts and sponsors programs in partnership with many community organizations for some of our Youth Programming. We also often serve as a community center by providing a meeting space for groups like the Darien YMCA’s Fun Busters! The Depot is available to rent for events and parties, where you have access to all our amenities and our kitchen/snack bar as well!  If interested in becoming a community partner, or finding out more about how to schedule an event at The Depot, please contact Program Director Janice Marzano.

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Youth Programs

The Depot hosts and sponsors several events during the academic year that require extra adult hands including the 4th and 5th-grade socials and the 6th grade Ice Cream Social. If you are interested in receiving a notification when adult volunteers are needed, please contact Program Director Janice Marzano.

The Board of Directors also looks to volunteers for the tasks at hand and there are opportunities on a rolling and continuous basis as needed. The Board needs volunteers to assist with our Annual Appeal, Senior Graduation Balloons, and other Fundraising Events. Please contact the Board Co-Presidents, Catherine McNear or Jenny Tarlton to volunteer your time.

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The Depot speakers and education are primarily focused on mental health awareness. Many topics are implemented by the students themselves as they see the need arise, and some of these programs invite parents and community to attend. Our calendar will often also feature other upcoming community events that may be of interest to Darien parents.  Subscribe to our newsletter or visit our calendar to see upcoming speaking engagements where parents can join.

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RECOMMEND PROGRAMS, SPEAKERS AND TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

Please email Director of Programming, Janice Marzano, with thoughts and ideas on speakers and programs.

Your opinion is valued.
 
 The Depot programs emerge from the needs of the Darien community and  the challenges our youth are facing every day. We strive to find the speakers, resources, and programs that are most relevant and motivating. Recommendations are received online, via email and through the members of the Board of Directors, each of whom is themselves in the throes of raising children in Darien. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please always check our calendar to find events and programs where parents and the community are invited to join, and where volunteer opportunities will be available throughout the year.

Nov
15
Fri
Safe Rides
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

Safe Rides operates from 10 pm-2 am on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Darien Safe Rides is a program designed to provide a free and confidential ride to any high school student who is from Darien and not in a condition to drive safely or to any student who wants to avoid being a passenger in such a situation. Please click here to go to the Safe Rides website.

Nov
16
Sat
Girl Scouts
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Nov
18
Mon
Fun Busters
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
20
Wed
What NOT To Teach Your Teen @ Darien Library Community Room
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A binge-drinking prevention presentation by Dr. Rob Turrisi

Nov
22
Fri
Safe Rides
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day

Safe Rides operates from 10 pm-2 am on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Darien Safe Rides is a program designed to provide a free and confidential ride to any high school student who is from Darien and not in a condition to drive safely or to any student who wants to avoid being a passenger in such a situation. Please click here to go to the Safe Rides website.

Nov
25
Mon
Fun Busters
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
26
Tue
Study Skills
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
Safe Rides
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

Safe Rides operates from 10 pm-2 am on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Darien Safe Rides is a program designed to provide a free and confidential ride to any high school student who is from Darien and not in a condition to drive safely or to any student who wants to avoid being a passenger in such a situation. Please click here to go to the Safe Rides website.

Dec
11
Wed
SADD-Parents’ Meeting @ The Depot
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
Safe Rides
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

Safe Rides operates from 10 pm-2 am on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Darien Safe Rides is a program designed to provide a free and confidential ride to any high school student who is from Darien and not in a condition to drive safely or to any student who wants to avoid being a passenger in such a situation. Please click here to go to the Safe Rides website.

Commuter Breakfast @ Darien and Noroton Heights Train Stations
Dec 13 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
Dec
14
Sat
Girl Scouts
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Dec
20
Fri
Depot Holiday Wrap-Up
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
21
Sat
Depot Holiday Wrap-Up
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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