New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families.
EMPOWERING YOUTH through leadership programs for elementary to high school age students.
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES with cutting edge parent workshops that address challenges our children and parents face today.
BUILDING COMMUNITY by bringing together local organizations, schools and town leaders to support our mission.
We need YOU! Support our mission to provide responsive educational programs, leadership training and professional development that strengthens our entire community.

New Canaan Cares, Youth Programs

Empowering youth
to make positive
life choices

New Canaan Cares, Youth Programs

Strengthening families
with cutting edge
programs

New Canaan Cares, Youth Programs

Building connections
among all
age groups

Our Mission

New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families. CARES provides responsive educational programs and professional development that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles – free-of-charge.