Helping Each Child Find Their Own Light

  • Working to support the children and youth of Newtown in a safe, non-violent environment now and for many years to come

  • Created in honor of all we lost on 12/14/2012

  • Named in memory of 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler and his love of lighthouses.

Events

    • Apr'17
      29

      Independent Living Day with Newtown Youth & Family Services

    • Apr'17
      29

      Dar Williams House Concert Fundraiser

    • May'17
      12

      Senior Citizen Prom

    • May'17
      15

      Sandwich Making for Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

    • May'17
      19

      Hillside Food Outreach Packnight

    • May'17
      20

      Service Project: Fayerweather Lighthouse Cleanup

    • Jun'17
      19

      Scratch Tech Summer Program ~ June 19th – June 23rd

    • Jun'17
      19

      Sandwich Making for Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

    • Jul'17
      18

      Sandwich Making for Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

    • Jul'17
      22

      Outreach Service Trip to Baton Rouge

    • Apr'17
      23

      Art of Giving Fundraiser at Saugatuck Sweets

    • Apr'17
      22

      Ben’s Bootcamp ~ Ragnar Prep

    • Apr'17
      17

      Sandwich Making for Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

    • Apr'17
      15

      Trail Maintenance with Newtown Forest Association

    • Apr'17
      12

      CT Food Bank Service Project

    • Apr'17
      07

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Apr'17
      05

      Middle School Improv Club

    • Mar'17
      31

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Mar'17
      29

      Middle School Improv Club

    • Mar'17
      24

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Mar'17
      23

      Glory Days ~ Senior Music Program

    • Mar'17
      20

      Service Project: Making Lunches for Dorothy Day

    • Mar'17
      20

      Serving Lunch with Love

    • Mar'17
      17

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Mar'17
      15

      Middle School Improv Club

    • Mar'17
      10

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Mar'17
      08

      Middle School Improv Club

    • Mar'17
      08

      CT Food Bank ~ Backpack Night

    • Mar'17
      03

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Mar'17
      01

      Middle School Improv Club

    • Feb'17
      24

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Feb'17
      22

      Middle School Improv Club

    • Feb'17
      20

      Service Project: Making Lunches for Dorothy Day

    • Feb'17
      17

      Service Project: Hillside Packnight

    • Feb'17
      17

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Feb'17
      10

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Feb'17
      03

      Scratch Mentor Club

    • Feb'17
      01

      Improv Club: Newtown Middle School

    • Jan'17
      26

      Service Project: Connecticut Food Bank

    • Jan'17
      25

      Improv Club: Newtown Middle School

What we do

Workshops

Our Workshops utilize experts from the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, and religion. We will continually expose our community to a wide range of coping mechanisms and available support.

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Community Building

Community Building events provide Newtown’s youth opportunities to celebrate life together; to remind them of the overwhelming amount of people they have from whom they receive love and support, in Newtown and beyond.

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Outreach

Our Outreach commitment is based on the idea that “helping is healing.” Giving to those whose fortunes are flagging will give our youth some sense of perspective relative to their place in the world. Often intense and demanding, these experiences will leave them with the understanding that they, too, can be agents for change.

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How you can help us

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Funding Partners

Funding for a portion of our programs has been provided through grants from:

Fairfield County Community Foundation
Episcopal Relief and Development
Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation
Give Back Brands Foundation