Podcast: New Canaan CARES Executive Director Colleen Prostor

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to New Canaan CARES Executive Director Colleen Prostor. The organization has put together a talk next week that quickly sold out. There are dozens of people on the waiting list for the Oct. 5 fireside chat with Jennifer B. Wallace, author of “Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic—And What We Can Do About It,” moderated by New Canaan Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi. However, CARES is running two follow-up book talks, on Oct.

New Canaan CARES Home Tour Patron Party

Please join New Canaan CARES for the Home Tour Patron Party! We all know the kitchen is the Heart of the Home and what better way to celebrate this year’s 30th Annual Home Tour than to be in the heart of the new Library, the prep kitchen. With your Patron level ticket, you will enjoy a beautiful evening with a cooking demonstration by local celebrity chef, Anna Gass and celebrate our sponsors. The Home Tour is our major fundraiser and supports yearly operations, providing a variety of programs for New Canaan youth and families free of charge.

Q&A: New Canaan CARES Annual ‘Home Tour’ Set for May 24

The New Canaan CARES annual Home Tour—one of the most hotly anticipated, unique and interactive fundraisers in town—is scheduled for May 24 (patron party May 18). We put some questions to Jessica Huetter, chair of the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors, in advance of the Home Tour. 

Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: For our readers who may not be familiar with New Canaan CARES, could you please tell us about the organization, its history and what you all do. Jessica Huetter: New Canaan CARES is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth, strengthen families and build community. We offer a variety of programs throughout the year aimed at this mission, including both high school and middle school leadership programs, social skill building at the elementary schools and presentations for parents on a range of topics including social media, anti-vaping, childhood anxiety and much more.

Podcast: The Substances Available to Local Kids

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to New Canaan CARES Executive Director Judy Phillips and New Canaan Police School Resource Officer Jeff Deak about substances now accessible to local kids and their effect on youth. Please note that Deak and Yale School of Medicine Research Assistant Tricia Dahl are speaking during a program to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in the Saxe Middle School auditorium. “Kids Menu: The Substances Available To Our Kids These Days And The Effects On Their Lives” is designed for middle and high school families. Students are invited and encouraged to attend (register here).

Free Range Kids with Lenore Skenazy

Free Range Kids
Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM, Saxe Middle School Auditorium

After her newspaper column “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” landed her on NPR, Fox News, and everywhere in between, Lenore wrote Free-Range Kids, the book-turned-movement. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, hosted the reality show “World’s Worst Mom,” and has lectured everywhere from Disney to Microsoft to schools across the country. She will join us in New Canaan to share, through her unique lens, why and how we can let our kids go and help them grow. For more information visit www.newcanaancares.org/event/freerangekids/