Fall Kid Power Program


The KidPOWER program is a unique opportunity for third and fourth graders to learn valuable life skills in an open environment.

Led by a CARES faculty mentor and high school leaders, students are presented with a multitude of interactive games and activities which facilitate communication, problem-solving, self-confidence and resilience. These after-school workshops foster friendship and teamwork, while providing a safe and fun environment for kids to be themselves.


Skills Addressed

  • Self-Confidence
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Team Building

2019 Fall Kid Power Program

Registration is now open – program is limited to 15 students.  Program will consist of 5 sessions on Thursdays, 4:15-5:30 PM.

Fall Program Dates: 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/21 


Fall Leadership Program

Leadership Program

This selective semester-long program trains current high school students in the community to become successful driven leaders. This program leaves kids with a multitude of leadership skills designed to serve them in future endeavors even beyond their high school environments. By allowing students to step outside the classroom and get involved in a variety of community organizations, and truly make a difference in the lives of others.

Facilitated by the CARES Executive Director, Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW students are able to grow individually and alongside their peers in a supportive and fun environment. This knowledge filled program leaves students capable and confident to take on the next avenue in their life. Admittance into Leadership Program is by nomination: parent, peer, self, faculty, and/or community leader. Nominations may be sent to CARESinfo@newcanaanCARES.org.

Skills Addressed

  • Public Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Poise & Presence

2019 Fall Leadership Program

Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm,
Now accepting nominations for Fall 2019. Nominations may be sent to CARESinfo@newcanaanCARES.org.

Summer Enrichment Program

May 21st, 9:30AM
West School

West school staff and Ellen Brezovsky will provide strategies for a fun, active summer that keeps kids learning.  Stave off the summer slide with these tips on how to keep your child engaged and entertained over the summer.