Our Model For Success
Since 1998, over 350 Shepherds Students have successfully graduated from our partner schools with a strong foundation for lifelong success.
Every student is matched with a caring, trained, adult mentor who provides encouragement and advice throughout high-school.
Including study skills, life and social skills, college test prep courses, and college tours.
Fund student tuition for 4 years.
Trust, foundations, corporation and community organizations provide tuition support, supplemental programs and host career days.
Become A Mentor
There are few things more rewarding than helping to change the course of a young person's life. As a Shepherds Mentor, you commit to sharing your time and experience with a student and in return receive the reward of seeing this young person graduate from high school.
Become A Sponsor
Shepherds Sponsors are individuals, family foundations or corporate and civic foundations who believe in the Shepherds mission, and make a commitment to contribute towards the 4-year expense of a student’s participation in the program. As a Sponsor, you'll get to know the student you're helping and receive updates on their progress, the school and their mentor.
I plan to go to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and major in Biomechanical Engineering.
Meeting my Mentor was so important to me. She has pushed me to do my best.
I have developed a relationship with my Shepherds' Mentor that will last a lifetime. I wouldn’t trade for anything.
My Mentor is really amazing. She went to my dream school, Harvard, and showed me how to set goals and work as hard as you can to achieve them.