In an effort to instill a strong sense of community service in our youth, the Officers’ Council works together to identify charitable organizations to which they can donate their time. The Officers’ Council comprises all Captains and a few invited lower ranking officers. It is an honor to serve on the Council, where all members contribute ideas and hard work to attain the noble goal of giving back to one’s community.
For the 2011-12 Cadet Year, the Officers' Council raised funds for the following charitable organizations in addition to funding two summer camp riding scholarships for NCMT:
- New Canaan Food Bank
- Young Philanthropists Group of New Canaan
- Darien Nature Center Festival of Wreaths - donation of a wreath
- The Lee Family Fund
- USEF Olympic Team
- ASPCA of Stamford
- Strays and Others
- Horizons Student Enrichment Program
In addition, NCMT is proud to be partners with the New Canaan Parks & Recreation Department to offer a 4 week introductory riding program. In September 2011 and May 2012, NCMT and the NCP&R had 16 children try a Taste of Troop.
Learning Equine Care and Horsemanship
The importance of safety!
Trainer Jess D'Urso and Captain Annie Archibald teach position.