PYD Programs 2016-2017
WHAT IS POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (PYD)
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a unique partnership of Westport PTA, Westport Schools, Town of Westport Department of Human Services and Positive Directions. Its mission is to promote the positive development of youth at home, in school and in the community.
Positive Youth Development Programs and Fall 2016 Presentations
Town of Westport - Department of Human Services
Community Service Corps
Once a week, after-school community service program for middle school students
(grades 6 – 8).
Westport Mentor Program
Community adults and high school students serve as friend, guide and role model for children grades K-12 weekly at school.
School Psychologist Meetings
Discussions for parents (grades K-12) with the school psychologist.
Student Outreach Counselor
Provides on-site support and short-term crisis intervention to Westport students.
The Teen Awareness Group (TAG)
TAG is a high school student club advised by the Student Outreach Counselor developed to raise awareness and promote healthy decision making among their peers. TAG accepts applications for new members each spring.
Toquet Hall Teen Center
A supervised drug and alcohol-free center for teens, offering a variety of programs and recreational activities for Westport students grades 9 – 12, with specified events for 6-8th graders.
Westport Youth Commission
A partnership of high school youth and adults, appointed by the First Selectman, responsible for promoting public knowledge and understanding of youth issues while promoting timely community responses including topics such as police-youth relations, internet safety & etiquette and other social issues.
PYDoings is an email newsletter for parents and community members with information on events and opportunities that involve youth and families.
These periodic emails can be sent directly to your email address. You can sign up to receive PYDoings by emailing your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about any of these programs, please contact:
WESTPORT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT