Category Archives: Category: In The News

Shepherds Goes to College!

On Thursday, April 13th, Shepherds Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors visited Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and The College of The Holy Cross, both in Worcester, MA. Students were able to see first-hand what college looks and feels like. Taking a tour at both colleges, students interacted with current college students, saw dorm rooms and even ate

Arcade fun for Everyone!

Our Shepherds groups from Kolbe Cathedral HS and Notre Dame HS, West Haven, headed to the Shelton Sports Center on March 29th for a neon-filled afternoon of arcade games and laser tag. Shepherds mentors and students showed their skills at pinball, the “claw” machine, car racing and more. Every mentor and student became a kid

September 2022 Executive Director Letter

Dear Shepherds Friends, I’ll tempt fate a bit and start this September newsletter off optimistically anticipating a “normal”, healthy, in-person, be together, see each other’s smiling faces year! What makes me think so? Independent of the health context (I’d rather not mention that other word perpetually lurking out there), Shepherds comes off a celebratory 2021-22

director announcement

Shepherds received great news this summer – three of Shepherds’ foundation donors increase their grants to Shepherds!

Dear Shepherds Friend, Each year Shepherds applies for grants from approximately 15 – 20 private family, corporate and community foundations to help fund elements of Shepherds programs not covered by mentors, individual sponsors, donors and Board of Directors. Foundation grants typically contribute 15-20% of our total annual budget. They help fund tuition expenses, mentor programming and support,