"Every action we take aligns with our goal to turn our participants into problem-solvers and risk-takers; those who take responsibility for their own actions; those who [act with] commitment, perseverance and grit; and those that have found their passion(s) by defining and understanding themselves and blazing their own path.

-Dr. Michael Baroody, MD, Founder of the 1214 Foundation

Children Face Complex Challenges

Rise Above. Go Beyond.

In the face of adversity, children need a path forward toward a grander version of their capabilities to excel in life. Through our proven, personalized character development programs, children are able to highlight their strengths, build confidence, and better regulate their emotions. 

THREE PILLARS OF THE 1214 FOUNDATION

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

ARC is a monthly program that applies research-informed strategies used to positively impact the children we serve.  

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MASTERY PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM

Students are offered an opportunity to practice ARC through our NewArts mastery experience.

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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR KIDS

As a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, our programs are only made possible through the continued support of individuals and corporations.

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“Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle"

-Christian D. Larson

SUPPORT FOR OUR VISION

The programs supported by the 1214 Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization are made possible through the support of individuals and corporations. All donations will be tax-deductible.

Our programs are also made possible with continued support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

RECENT NEWS

Joining Forces with UPENN Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Program

Joining Forces with UPENN Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Program

This past December, The 1214 Foundation was chosen by the University of Pennsylvania to work with a group of students from their Masters of Applie...
Scotty McCreery National Goodwill Ambassador for The 1214 Foundation

Scotty McCreery National Goodwill Ambassador for The 1214 Foundation

Scotty McCreery became a “National Goodwill Ambassador” for 12.14 Foundation in February 2014. Scotty is internationally recognized as the winner o...

WHAT OUR KIDS ARE SAYING...

“If NewArts hadn’t come into my life I would probably have never found what my true potential was”

Jill C., age 10

“When I came to NewArts I started opening up, really expressing how I feel, and talking about things”

Brian L., age 14

“One thing they teach us here is to rise above and go beyond and I use that in my everyday life”

Kate S., age 11

Our Partners

The 1214 Foundation is proud to partner with these amazing organizations. Without the support of individuals, corporations & local businesses, our programs would not be what they are today.