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Your Financial Support of Shepherds has Made a Big Impact

For more than two decades Shepherds has been working to close the education opportunity gap in Southwestern Connecticut. Our students both graduate on time and enroll in college at much higher rates than their peers in their communities. Shepherds Students graduate high school on time at a rate in line with neighboring suburbs like Fairfield,

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Help Shepherds Continue Our Work at Closing the Opportunity Gap

Since 1998, Shepherds’ singular mission has been to help close the opportunity gap for underserved, inner-city Connecticut youths. The pandemic experience and its aftermath have only widened the social and financial disparities for many in these communities. Shepherds comprehensive program providing educational opportunity, the personal guidance of a mentor, and life skills training have allowed

Meet KC Mentor Jim Borger

Jim Borger completed his first Shepherds tour this year with KCHS 2021 graduate Kevin C., who will be attending Fairfield University this fall. Jim provided us with these insightful and meaningful thoughts on his Shepherds’ experience. “I really love the Shepherds program, especially given the current climate in our country. Shepherds help you focus on

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There is Much to Celebrate!

Celebration! Perhaps it’s the post pandemic version of Newton’s Third Law of Motion* that makes this spring’s celebration of completing the school year and our seniors’ graduation that much more celebratory and joyous. The forces of the health crisis, job disruptions, and hybrid school days that pushed us into isolation and worry generated the deservedly

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April Letter from Dan McAuliffe

Dear Shepherds Friends, The month of April normally brings many positive themes to our attention –  longer days, warmer sun, birds chirping early in the morning, and a budding optimism for the coming months. This year obviously brings all those normal occurrences but with the added cautious optimism of a world recovering from a pandemic

April 29th at 7pm: The Importance of Mentoring Panel Discussion

Together with our partner Notre Dame High School, we will hosting a dynamic panel discussion about the impact of mentoring youth in your community. Our panelists will be Bob Cunningham, Henry Rondon, and former ND/Shepherds Student and Mentor Jonathan Kearney. Their bios can be found in the flyer below.  To register for this event, please