The Youth Commission consists of up to 30 appointed members, half of whom are electors of the town and half of whom are student residents of the town.

Responsible for promoting the positive development of all youth in their families, schools, community, and among their peers, the Commission assesses the needs and interests of young people in Westport, encouraging programs, and developing resources to respond to these needs. 

Past Projects of the Westport Youth Commission include: Toquet Hall Teen Center, Compo SkatePark, Teenflix, Police-Youth Programs, iMentor Internet Safety and more! 

We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions about Youth Needs in Westport

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* 1. Are you aware of the Westport Youth Commission?

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* 2. What is your zipcode?

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* 3. Please indicate what group you represent

 
Elementary School Student (Parents please answer for your child)
Middle School Student
High School Student
Post High School/College
Adult w/ Children at Home
Adult w/ No Children at Home
Professional who works with youth in Westport

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* 4. What Issues Do You Think Youth Are Facing?

  Elementary (Ages 10 & Under) Middle School (11-13) High School (14-17) Post High School/College
Bullying/Cyberbullying
Stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issue
Limited things to do with friends
Transportation: A car or ride is needed to get to activities/hang-out with friends
Town isn’t bike- safe/friendly (alternative to car transportation)
Vaping
Affordability: Many stores/restaurants/ activities aren’t affordable for youth
Underage Drinking
Culture of Apathy
Internet Safety
Gender Equity, Diversity or Inclusion Issues
Illegal Drug Substances (ex. Marijuana, Prescription Drug Abuse)

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* 5. Please rate the following based on importance for the group that you represent:

  Very Important Important Neutral Somewhat Important Not Important At All
Bullying/CyberBullying
Stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issue
Limited things to do with friends
Transportation: A car or ride is needed to get to activities/hang-out with friends
Town isn’t bike- safe/friendly (alternative to car transportation)
Vaping
Affordability: Many stores/restaurants/ activities aren’t affordable for youth
Underage Drinking
Culture of Apathy
Internet Safety
Gender Equity, Diversity or Inclusion Issues
Illegal Drug Substances (ex. Marijuana, Prescription Drug Abuse)

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* 6. From the following list, please indicate how well you feel the below issues are being addressed by town agencies, community groups, schools etc collectively in Westport?

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Not Important
Bullying/Cyberbullying
Stress, Anxiety, Depression, or other Mental Health Issues
Limited things to do with friends
Transportation: A car ride is needed to get to activities/hang out with friends
Town isn't bike safe/friendly
Vaping
Affordability: Many stores/restaurants/activities aren't affordable for youth
Underage Drinking
Culture of Apathy
Internet Safety
Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Issues
Illegal Drug Substances (ex. Marijuana, Prescription Abuse)

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* 7. What are your immediate concerns about Westport youth during the Coronavirus (next 3-6 months)?

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* 8. If there is a youth initiative the Town should address in the next year, what should it be?

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