12.14 Foundation


The 12.14 Foundation was founded by Michael Baroody, MD, a resident of Newtown, following the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. A ripple effect ensued that day which touched the lives of people throughout Newtown, the state, the country and the world.


Our organization works to prepare children to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Our programs focus on social, emotional and character development through challenging experiences. We know that if we can positively affect the way children develop, they can impact the world around them as they grow up.

The Performing Arts Program

We provide professional level Arts activities which provide many opportunities for personal growth, camaraderie with peers and positive interactions with the community at large. This creative outlet is used to harness and release emotions. The Arts encourage many positive personal characteristics such as confidence, courage and perseverance, as well as teach life skills, including teamwork, work ethic and calculated risk-taking.


ARC is a monthly program, developed by Dr. Baroody and a group from the Yale School of Management. ARC stands for Aspire, Reach and Confidence. Aspire through action, Reach through perseverance, and build Confidence by discovering your strengths. ARC provides the opportunity to be trained in new ideas and grow into a mentally prepared and confident young adult.

Contacting 12. 14 Foundation

If you’d like to get in touch with NewArts for any reason, please visit 1214foundation.org

NewArts is a program of the 12.14 Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization.

The programs are made possible through the support of the Foundation, individuals and corporations.

All donations are tax-deductible.