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Noroton Heights Depot Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: The noroton heights depot is a teen center which provides a safe, supervised, drug-free and alcohol-free environment in which high school age youth can gather and socialize. Through its own student governance and recreational inter- face with other youth organizations and the high school. The depot offers opportunities for leadership experiences and positive youth development.

Programs: The noroton heights depot is a teen center which provides a safe, supervised, drug-free and alcohol-free environment in which high school age youth can gather and socialize. Through its own student goverment and recreational interface with other youth organizations and the high school. The depot offers opportunities for leadership experiences and positve youth development

the noroton heights depot is a teen center which provides a safe, supervised, drug-free and alcohol-free environment in which high school age youth can gather and socialize. Through its own student governance and recreational interface with other youth organizations and the high school. The depot offers opportunities for leadership experiences and positive youth development.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tremendous service the Depot provides to the teens of Darien.Our Band played there a few months back and the staff went out of their way to accomodate us and make us feel welcome.Truly look forward to interacting there again

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Depot is a wonderful place for the youth of our community to get together with friends, attend events and do community service for the town. The Kiwanis Club of Darien has worked with the youth of The Depot for the past several years in community service projects. The youth have been very helpful to us and we have helped support their projects. Working with the students and the staff at the Depot has been very rewarding. Keep up the good work for our local youth!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

both my children have attended the Depot thru their teen years and always feel that they can go there and have their "own space". Janice is amazing and caring and does a wonderful job with the kids. My son went there and my daughter helps out there alot and has had many memorable experiences. I am so glad she has a place to go that is safe and comfortable for her.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Depot provides a safe place for town teens to informally hang out and a venue for scheduled events such as dinners, team events, car washes, band nights, dances and more. More importantly, it encourages community service opportunities for teens to see how they can make a difference in the world. It also gives the kids a point of contact with adults other than their parents when they need someone to talk to who believes in them.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am currently a Senior at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. But most of my fondest memories of high school are of my friends and I spending time at the Depot. The Depot helped nurture my love for design and gave me and my friends a place to go when no one wanted to go to their own home or go to a diner where you have to spend money. The Depot became our home, and I will always remember it that way.

5

Donor

Rating: 4

I wish that there was a "Depot" when i was in High School. What a great place to be to hang with friends, contribute to fundraising, learn about yourself etc. It is a place for teens to go and feel like its a place of their own. that is very important in the world today, so many teens feel like they do not have a place of their own. The Depot is a wonderful place. I wish that i could give more money and time to the Depot, i really believe in this place!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

the depot is a wonderful place. its offers many uses for teens in town. while attending darien high school up until last year i made many multiple visits to the depot. the depot has helped me become the good person i am today. not only does it provide a place for teens to hang out at a alcohol and drug free environment, its offered many students trips to rehabilitation centers to help us understand the dangers and reason not to result in drug usage. Janice is an amazing person and without her the depot would not be the same. the depot deserves all the help they can get

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Depot is a great place for our community. We have used The Depot for so much as a family. It is a great asset to our community and could be even more efective if Janice had more available to her. The Depot fill a great need in our town.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked in partnership with The Noroton Heights Depot at various event for the past 4 years.. The Staff and the Environment is like no other always working at 100%! The N.H. Depot is unmatched when it comes to Benefits for great causes and Hospitality for the youth. 5 STARS!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to the Depot all the time when I was in high school in Darien. Weather I was performing there, attending someone else's performance, or just partying with the theater group, the Depot was always there for us.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was in high school, the Noroton Heights Depot provided my friends and I with, not only a safe place to hang out, but also a place where our local bands could play. Being a musician, it was always important to get as much exposure as possible! The events and volunteer work were perhaps some of the most fun times of my high school career. This place deserves as much support as it gave to me and my classmates!!!!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved w/The Depot for over 10 years now. Both my children hung out there and were fortunate enough that we lived close and they were able to walk. I have served on different committees during my time on the board and continue to support The Depot. Great staff!

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Janice and some of her staff at the Depot over the past several years. With everything they do they show that they care about the kids that walk through the door each and every day. This alone makes a huge difference in the lives of the young adults (whether they know it or not). Thank you Janice and The Depot for providing such a wonderful service to the youth of Darien!

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served on the Depot board for a few years and found the Depot to be the fun safe place for Darien High School students. The students get to do the most off the wall fun stuff there---jello wrestling, mechanical bull riding---(I wish I had things like that available when I was in school!) It really gives kids a healthy safe place to "hang out" and relax and be teens.

9

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Depot and it's staff serve a huge cross section of the teen population in Darien. From social events to social services, The Depot is an integral part of the healthy development of our teens. The collaboration between the students at The Depot and many other town organizations to create the "Click It or Zip It" public service video against destructive behavior is just one of many examples of how Depot kids are helping other kids in Darien.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Depot is a wonderful teen center serving students in Darien, CT. It is a terrific facility and the director, Janice Marzano is the best of the best! She is invaluable to the Depot and to the town of Darien. When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1/07, Jamice and all of the kids and families of the Depot rallied and showed support in ways I never thought possible. It's a great place. Long live the Depot!