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Youth Commission Seeks New Members

The Westport Youth Commission is seeking high school students and adults who want to make a differerence in the lives of young people.

“The Youth Commission serves as a public forum for youth issues, and advocates for youth needs and concerns in the community,” says Barbara Butler, Director of Human Services. It is comprised of  30 members, 15 students and 15 adults who are appointed by the First Selectman.

Among the Youth Commission’s past achievements are the creation of Toquet Hall; startup of the Compo Beach skate park; the development of Speedial, a pocket-sized informational and help guide for teens; the development of a comprehensive community plan to address underage drinking; outdoor summer movies for teens at the Levitt Pavilion; and the iMentor program, a student-run Internet safety program for young people. The commission solicits input from the entire community concerning important youth issues.

The group meets monthly and members serve on committees according to their interests throughout the school year.  For further information, contact Elaine Daignault at (203) 341-1165, or Letters of interest should be either faxed to Daignault at 203-341-1073; e-mailed to, or mailed to Department of Human Services, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.

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