The Darien Depot is introducing an 8th Grade SADD Program starting this Thursday, Jan. 23, but he Depot says students who can’t show up on that date or the next four should not sign up.
The program will meet one Thursday a month after school, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
— an announcement from the Depot Youth Center
SADD’s mission is “to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.”
The national program was founded on the simple philosophy that “young people, empowered to help each other, are the most effective force in prevention.”
The Depot already sponsors the Darien Depot Chapter of the National Program.
All Eighth Grade students, whether private, public or home-schooled, are encouraged to join.
This program requires commitment and attendance to belong. Students who have a winter sport conflicting with the following dates should not sign up: Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 26, April 23, May 28.
Darien Police Officer Stuart Schwengerer, the Student Resource Officer at Middlesex Middle School; and Depot Program Director Janice Marzano are the registered advisers.
Members of the Depot’s High School Age Chapter of SADD will also be involved.
The program is sponsored by Fresh Green Light Driving School and the Darien Police Association, with Sgt. T.J. Moore and Traffic Officer T. Court Isaac from the Darien PD serving as advisors.