Ox Ridge Parent-Teacher Organization

Community Fund Asset of the Week

CONNECT WITH YOUR KIDS…early and often

“The earlier you start connecting with your kids, the better. If your kids aren’t used to talking to you about what’s going on in their lives when they are 8 or 10, it’s harder to get them talking when they are 12-14.” – CASA (the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University).

The National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) reports that quality family time is a key protective factor related to teen substance abuse. The Thriving Youth Task Force, the Darien YMCA, The Community Fund of Darien & the Darien Youth Commission invite you to celebrate “Family Day Dinner” a national initiative spearheaded by CASA (www.casafamilyday.org). Darien’s Family Day Dinner will take place here in Darien on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Darien YMCA and is totally free!  The evening includes dinner, swimming, open gym, arts & crafts, games, goodie bags and an evening of fun for the whole family. Space is limited so reservations are required. To RSVP (deadline is 9/19), simply e-mail youthcommission@darienct.gov. Please put “Family Day Dinner” in the subject line.  In the body of the email, please include family name and number (and names) of family members attending.  An acknowledgement of receipt of your reservation will be e-mailed back to you.  For additional information, contact Alicia Sillars (asillars@darienct.gov).
Talk early, talk often… The Community Fund of Darien/Thriving Youth
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