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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES with cutting edge parent workshops that address challenges our children and parents face today.
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BUILDING COMMUNITY by bringing together local organizations, schools and town leaders to support our mission.
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EMPOWERING YOUTH through leadership programs for elementary to high school age students.
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.
New Canaan Cares, Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Empowering youth to make positive life choices

Parent Programs

Strengthening families with cutting edge programs

Community Programs

Building connections among all age groups

What is Happening at CARES

Upcoming Events

Nov
20
Wed
Parents & Middle/High School Teens: Vaping 101: A Community Conversation @ New Canaan High School Wagner Room
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
21
Thu
Elementary/Middle/High School A Positive Approach to Navigating Social Media & Technology @ New Canaan Country School
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Dec
4
Wed
Elementary/Middle/High School: Your Happiness was Hacked @ Saxe Middle School
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
7
Tue
Elementary: Friendship Matters: Fostering Connections in Childhood @ East School
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
16
Thu
All Preschool Program: Transition to Kindergarten @ East School
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Middle/High School: Book Discussion: How to Raise an Adult @ Elm Street Books
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
5
Wed
Middle/High School: Raising Humans in Digital World @ Saxe Middle School
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
9
Sun
Cakes 4 CARES @ NC YMCA
Feb 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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Register HERE for the Cake Baking Contest!

Feb
26
Wed
Preschool/Early Elementary: How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen @ NC Library, Lamb Room
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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 that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles – free-of-charge.