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We promote the well-being of Wilton's students
by empowering youth, parents and community.
Growing up has always had its joys and heartaches, but today’s teens confront a new landscape of social media, vaping, and rising rates of anxiety and depression. Wilton Youth Council equips students and parents with skills and information to make healthy decisions. Our professionally-led youth programs provide opportunities for leadership development and drug-free fun. We educate and support parents with inspiring speakers and events. Through our collaborations with partner organizations, we create a greater sense of community and strengthen connections among families.
Our educational events provide valuable information about proven, effective strategies
for nurturing connection and resilience.
Through welcoming, inclusive programs that promote healthy choices, we seek to prevent risky behavior among youth.
Breathe and Connect: A Yoga / Mindfulness Experience
These classes have been cancelled. We will try to reschedule them in the spring.
RULER: Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, & Regulating Emotions
Wednesday, October 6, 10:00-11:00 am
In this webinar Wilton Public Schools staff will educate parents about RULER, a program of evidence-based tools and social-emotional learning practices from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
The College Process: How to Cope with Uncertainty and Support Your Teen
Tuesday, October 19, 10:30-11:30 am
Uncertainty is but one of the many challenges that naturally accompany the college process. Yet the pressure associated with attempts to reduce and/or eliminate uncertainty often account for an inordinate amount of the stress. Add an ongoing pandemic, with its own high levels of uncertainty, and you’ve got a stressful challenge on steroids! But stress doesn’t have to run and/or define the show. This talk will show you how to shift away from trying to eliminate the uncertainty and toward coping with it.