Teens

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‘What Did You Do on Spring Break?’ … ‘I Took a Babysitting Class at Stamford EMS’

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Spots are still available for the Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class on April 18. Held during spring recess, the class teaches young teens the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The class takes place Thursday, April 18 from 9am to 3pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Technology Student Associations Brings Home 12 Trophies from State Conference

Darien Technology Student Association 2019
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A total of 12 trophies were brought home from the state Technology Student Association conference two weekends ago by Darien High School’s Technology Student Association and its advisor, teacher Gregory Darin. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Psychologist to Speak at Darien High About Building Your Child’s Resilience

Image from Darien Depot for Ap23,19 talk on Resilience
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Your kids, like everyone else, will face challenges, setbacks, defeats and failures in school and later in life. As parents, you know you can’t prevent them all. In both childhood and adulthood, the better your sons and daughters are able to bounce back and cope with those circumstances, the less likely they are to turn to destructive behaviors, including substance abuse and risky sex. You can get advice about building resilience in your children from a psychologist, Suniya Luthar, who will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 at Darien High School Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Youth in High Achieving Schools: Maximizing Resilience.” The event is presented by the Darien High School Parents Association and the Depot Youth Center. Continue Reading →

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CANCELLED: Darien Dash, Was to Take Place March 9, Registration Payments To Be Refunded

Darien Dash 2018 first place team
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UPDATE, March 5: 

Darien Dash, which had been scheduled for this Saturday, March 9, has been cancelled by the Darien Youth Commission due to an unexpected circumstance for an organizer (unrelated to the event). Refunds will be made for any registration payments. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Registration for Beach Permits and Spring, Summer Programs Starts March 6: Here Are Some Offerings

Darien Parks and Recreation Department Winter Spring Catalogue Catalog 2019
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Darien Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration for 2019 spring & summer programs, as well as the sale of 2019 beach permits, will begin on Wednesday, March 6 online, here. Program registration and beach permit sales will also be accepted through the mail or in-person in Room 110 of the Darien Town Hall, starting March 6. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What’s New for Teens in January at Darien Library

Henna Darien Libr workshop
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Get an internship at the library, study during the “Long Night of Procrastination” before midterms, play games that have nothing to do with electronics or the Internet, learn henna, learn fauxilography — some of what’s coming to Darien Library for teenagers in January. You’ll need to register for the henna workshop and have a student ID for study night; everything else is open. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Youth Vaping Discussion: What Can Be Done at the State, Federal, Local Levels

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What the state Legislature and government in general can do to reduce vaping among teenagers was one of the main topics of a meeting Monday, where area legislators met with people on the frontlines of the effort in local communities: school officials, police

Although legislators sat at a table facing the audience, more than one participant in the crowd and at the table said that keeping teens away from vaping is primarily a local battle, and a lot of the discussion was about local efforts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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College Consultants in Greenwich Offer New Application Essay Review Service, ‘Essay Rx’ Thru Dec 20

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A Bloc of Writers, a Greenwich-based writing, editing, and tutoring company, has launched a new service called Essay Rx, designed to help students proof, polish, and perfect their college admissions essays. (more…) Continue Reading →

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