Since 1998, Shepherds has been embarked on a mission to close the opportunity gap for underserved and under resourced young people in Connecticut’s inner cities.

In our first year, we served five students at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport. In the intervening 25 years, over 350 Shepherds students have successfully graduated from high school and gone on to institutions of higher learning or to serve their community or our country in civil and military careers.


Today, over 60 students participate in our two partner schools and with our 25 th Anniversary Gala, Educate & Celebrate, we intend to build upon that success. Through the generosity ofdonors, sponsors, and guests at this event, we seek to raise the funds to support the next phase of Shepherds’ mission. Our goal is to raise $600,000 which will support thirty more Shepherds students over the next five years.


Your support of Shepherds’ work and this goal is greatly appreciated.