Ben’s Lighthouse, based in Newtown, Connecticut, began as a grassroots organization following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Founded to honor 6-year old Benjamin Wheeler, Ben’s enthusiasm for life – and his love of lighthouses – is the energy that is carried on through the work of the organization.
Our mission drives us to foster all children’s potential to build a more compassionate and connected world. Ben’s Lighthouse provides programs and opportunities that help kids and teens develop empathy, self-awareness and social connection. The lighthouses that Ben loved provide the perfect metaphor that guides our work. From local mentoring programs to national outreach service trips, participants are encouraged to find and share their own light – to stand tall and shine bright!
Ben's Lighthouse - The Isle of Skoo™
01 Jun 2019
Run for Ben’s Lighthouse! in the Faxon Law Fairfield Road Races June 1-2, 2019! ALL ARE WELCOME! Run, walk or…
- Jennings Pavilion, 880 S Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824, USALocation
15 Jul 2019
Newtown residents Join Ben’s Lighthouse for the Isle of Skoo™ Summer Camp! July 15th through 19th, 2019, at the Newtown…
- 8 Simpson St, Newtown, CT 06470, USALocation
14 Sep 2019
Ben’s Lighthouse is honored to invite you to a uniquely memorable evening with Joan Osborne on Saturday, September 14th —…
- 2 Eden Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USALocation