Depot Youth Center’s $100k Grant Brings Choose Love to Darien Middle Schoolers

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Depot uses $100k grant to bring ‘Choose Love’ to Darien middle schoolers

The Darien Foundation has awarded a three-year grant totaling $100,000 to The Depot Youth Center in Darien to fund a new middle school age initiative, launching in the 2019-2020 school year. The grant will endow The Depot’s new Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement program for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls…“After looking for an appropriate social and emotional learning (SEL) program to be held at The Depot, nothing felt more organic than Choose Love,” said Jenny Tarleton, Depot Co-President.Laura Emerson, a Hindley School teacher who helped create the curriculum with the Movement’s founder, Scarlett Lewis, a Darien native, will lead the program at The Depot. “The compelling Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum of the Choose Love Movement aligns within The Darien Foundation’s mission to support and to promote opportunity for our town’s youth,” said Sarah Woodberry, Executive Director.

Read the full story (The Darien Times) HERE.

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