Photo credit: Ema Whittaker Photography
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.
Coffee - Community - Connection
Friday, February 9
9:30 - 10:30 am
Tusk & Cup
142 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton
Wednesday, March 13
9:30 - 10:30 am
Riverbrook Regional YMCA Cafe
404 Danbury Road, Wilton
Wilton Youth Council presents Coffee - Community - Conversation on Saturday, January 13th from 9:30-10:30 am at Nova Cafe (200 Danbury Road, Wilton). Building relationships leads to less stress, a greater sense of self and healthier behaviors. Grab a cup of coffee and come meet some fellow Wilton residents, ask (and answer!) questions and help build community during this informal opportunity for connection!
Building Life Skills Through Play
This panel discussion will consider how play contributes to a healthy childhood and sets kids up for greater independence. Panelists will connect conversation with clips from the award-winning documentary, Chasing Childhood, which focuses on three communities in the tri-state area, including Wilton, and discusses many elements of what makes a healthy childhood.