The Darien YMCA, the Thriving Youth Task Force, and the Darien Youth Commission are hosting “Family Day Dinner” on Friday, October 18th, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Darien Y, 2420 Post Road in Darien. The second annual “Family Day Dinner” will include dinner, swimming, open gym time, arts & crafts, games, goodie bags, and an evening of fun for the whole family. Space is limited so reservations are required.
An RSVP is required for this event by October 16th. Please email email@example.com with “Family Day Dinner” in the subject line, and include family name and number (and names) of family members attending. An acknowledgement of receipt of the reservation will be returned by e-mail.
Family Day Dinner is a national initiative spearheaded by CASA (the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University) that informs parents about how the engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. CASA originally launched Family Day Dinner in 2001, and the Darien YMCA, Darien Youth Commission and The Thriving Youth Task force are proud to help keep the event in motion.
Studies show that the more often children eat dinner with their families; the less likely they are to engage in risky behaviors and substance abuse. In addition, these kids are more likely to have more family support, positive peer influences, and positive adult role models. Research shows that children with hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink, or use other drugs. Dinner Makes a Difference!
For additional information regarding Family Day Dinner, please contact Erika Morro (Erika.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alicia Sillars (email@example.com).