The nonprofit Outback Teen Center's grand reopening will conclude with its first Outback car wash on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot outside the facility.
The center will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
In an attempt to reach more of New Canaan's youth, the Outback will kick off the school year with new hours, grade-specific programs and events, new technology, and increased community engagement and service.
"We're really excited to celebrate the Outback's reopening for the new school year with a car wash," said Tim Casavant, Outback student governing board president. "The car wash help raise funds for the Outback, will be a lot of fun for the SGB and the new Middle School Youth Board, and will hopefully be a community service, too."
"The Outback has been closed for a few weeks in order to allow us to clean, paint and install new equipment, said executive director Susan Serven. "Although this redesign will be continuing into the fall, we wanted to celebrate everything that's been accomplished to date, specifically through the efforts of the Student Governing Board."
The center will open on Sept. 19 with programming for middle school and high school students. It also is available for birthday parties and other events.
"The support we've received from the community has been wonderful," said board president Sangeeta Appel. "We look forward to offering continued enhancements to our facility in order for it to be enjoyed by students and community members for years to come."
For information, visit www.newcanaanoutback.org.