The Cardinal Shehan Center has been enriching the lives of children and families in the Greater Bridgeport Area for over 50 years. Here are just a few of the educational and recreational programs that we offer to fulfill our mission of enriching lives through learning.


"Financial Skills to Pay the Bills" Program

Providing high school students with financial literacy training: managing  money, creating budgets, interactive sessions on savings, investing, debt, and credit. 

After School & Saturday Program

The After School and Saturday Program runs weekday afternoons from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Members of this program are able to take advantage of everything that is offered at the Center, while having a fun, safe place to hang out with friends.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

CIT Program is now offered during the school as well as in the summer. The Program is designed to help entering high school students prepare for the work force. 

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club a.k.a. The Green Warriors was started in the spring of 2016. All participants will be hands on with planting, gardening and also working directly with the honey bees. 


JWC Girls' Zone Program

The Junior Women's Club (JWC) Girls' Zone Program promotes educational opportunities for personal enrichment, leadership experience and social interaction. During the After School Program, girls ages 8 to 13 have a great opportunity to take part. 


The Leadership Program meets two days per week, Monday and Friday from 3:00-4:00pm. Program is for boys and girls in grades six to eight.  


Malfettone Family Tutoring Program

Get some extra help with your schoolwork from our experienced tutors!

Physical Education

The Center provides the staff, equipment, and facility to five parochial schools and three alternative education programs throughout the year.

Science at the Center

The Shehan Center offers science throughout the course of the year. Currently it is broken down into school year and summer sessions. The program uses an up to date curriculum to help keep our program consistent with schools. 



The main goal of the Aquatic Program at the Cardinal Shehan Center is to have as many children and adults experience the fun of the water, while being as safe and prepared as possible.

Bitty Ball Basketball

We will be holding a basketball training clinic for children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. The participants will be broken down into two separate age groups, K-3 and 4-6. All participants will learn the fundamentals of the game which include dribbling, passing, and shooting. 


The Program will run on Saturdays for 8 weeks starting on Saturday, December 10th and ending on Saturday, March 18th. 

Boys & Girls Winter Basketball League

 The Winter Basketball League consists of teams of local schools, parishes, and independent teams. Games are played throughout the week from the Middle of October until January. League will conclude with an end of season tournament for the top teams. 



Boys High School Basketball Leagues

 The Cardinal Shehan Center hosts two separate high school basketball leagues throughout the year. They are held during the fall and summer seasons. This league is generally constructed of teams representing their local high schools. 

Bridgeport Diocesan Basketball Tournament

Each winter the Cardinal Shehan hosts the Bridgeport Diocesan Tournament which is open to ANY School or Parish that is associated with the Bridgeport Diocese. The winner of this tournament represents the Bridgeport Diocese in the NECYO Tournament. The NECYO Tournament dates will be March 31 to April 2 in Bridgeport, CT.

Fitness Center

Join the Cardinal Shehan Center's newly renovated Fitness Center!

New England CYO Tournament

The Cardinal Shehan Center will be hosting the 59th Annual England CYO Basketball Tournament being held March 31st-April 2 in the Diocese of Bridgeport. We are proud to be hosting the New England Tournament that has attracted teams of faith, talent, integrity, and character.  

Shehan Center Travel Teams

 The Cardinal Shehan Center will offer travel teams for the 2016-17 Season. They have both boys and girls Teams ranging from 5th to 8th grade. These teams play in Shehan Center Winter Basketball League as well as various tournaments and games throughout the winter. 

Spring Basketball League The Spring Basketball Program is designed for players in 4th all the way to 12th Grade. League will be broken down into three divisions based on Grade.

Summer Basketball Camp

To build character- to teach the right way! Fundamental basketball is a lost art. What you will learn from the Shehan Center's Basketball Camp is to gain an understanding of the sport, learn various skills and drills to be successful. 

Vacation Week

When school is out, some to the Center to enjoy computers, library time, basketball, organized activities in the gym, swimming, arts and crafts, game room, cooking class, and much more during our Vacation Week programs.

Programs Wish LIst

 The Cardinal Shehan Program Staff strives to provide a quality experience for each of our members. Along with a quality experience comes quality equipment and supplies. 

Summer Day Camp

The Summer Day Camp runs for seven weeks during the summer. Each weekday from 9 am to 3 pm kids will be exposed to both traditional camp activities such as field sports and arts and crafts, as well as educational activities, performing arts, basketball and field trips.

Shehan Center is exempt from licensure as a day care center pursuant to Conn. Public Act 11-193