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We need YOU! Support our mission to provide responsive educational programs that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development and healthy life styles.

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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

Oct
16
Wed
Middle School/High School: The Keys to a Positive Relationship @ New Canaan High School Wagner Room
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
17
Thu
Kid Power Program @ New Canaan Library Plautt Room
Oct 17 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Oct
23
Wed
Elementary/Early Middle School Book Discussion: How to Raise An Adult @ Elm Street Bookstore
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
24
Thu
Kid Power Program @ New Canaan Library Plautt Room
Oct 24 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Oct
29
Tue
Middle School: Puberty: Parents, Let’s Talk! @ New Canaan Library Lamb Room
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
7
Thu
Kid Power Program @ New Canaan Library Plautt Room
Nov 7 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov
10
Sun
The Art of Healing Through the Arts: A Community Conversation @ Silvermine Arts Center
Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov
12
Tue
Preschool: Parenting is the Hardest Job @ New Canaan Library Lamb Room
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov
14
Thu
Elementary/Early Middle School Book Discussion: How to Raise An Adult @ Elm Street Bookstore
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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

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.