Author Archives: Colleen Phelan

Be a Part of the Solution

The pandemic has shined a light on socio-economic disparities in education in Connecticut. Per the CT Mirror, this Spring during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools “In Bridgeport, a full half of the student body didn’t show up regularly for remote schooling during the pandemic compared to 19% who were chronically absent before school buildings closed.” Likewise 

Thank You Heisman Trophy Trust

In an exceptionally challenging year for nonprofits, Shepherds is extraordinarily grateful for a recent contribution from the Heisman Trophy Trust. Their generous gift will help fund tuition and programing for Shepherds students at Notre Dame West Haven High School. Thank you to the Trustees of the Heisman Trophy Trust for your continuing your long-standing commitment

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Who ARE Shepherds Students

For over 20 years, Shepherds has been empowering inner-city Connecticut teens to build a foundation for success by helping close the educational inequality gap in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Shepherds provides each student the tuition support to attend a college preparatory education, academic and life skills programs, and the positive role model and four-year

Working Together

The second day of Cougar Camp was all about teamwork! Students worked together in building tinfoil boats which were used for a science experiment. Making a boat that floats and determining how many pennies it could hold may sound like a simple experiment, but it was full of skills that Shepherds Students will be using

Distant but Still Very Social

Cougar Camp 2020 kicked-off the school year for Shepherds Class of 2024 at Kolbe Cathedral High School. KCHS faculty, Shepherds Staff and Students all observed the proper COVID safety procedures of keeping at least 6 feet apart and wearing face coverings. Despite social distancing, students and staff were still quite social! Getting to know their

Shepherds Kolbe Cathedral High School Class of 2024

Shepherds is exceptionally proud to welcome our new students to the Shepherds’ program at Kolbe Cathedral High School. Shepherds Class of 2024 come from a wide variety of family backgrounds, talents, hobbies and academic achievements. This group of young people have two things in common which determined their selection among the over 20 applications received