Dear Shepherds Community,

It was an eventful month of October, and I am happy to report that we have a lot to celebrate. The 25th Anniversary Gala at the Inn at Longshore exceeded expectations in attendance, fundraising, inspiration, entertainment and good company. The time, effort and dedication of everyone who contributed to the planning and execution of the event was evident and is greatly appreciated. The Shepherds staff who worked diligently up to, and during, the event deserve our heartfelt thanks for a job well done. Our current and future Shepherds students will certainly benefit from the generosity of the Shepherds community.

October was also filled with several events and activities that provided new and returning mentors the opportunity to engage with their mentees both in school and out in the community. Attendance at our weekly mentor/mentee lunches has been impressive and the food has been diverse in origin, and flavors! The 9th graders at Kolbe Cathedral participated in a Writer’s Workshop led by our partners at Carnegie Prep. The Yale football team and the soccer teams at Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University were the beneficiaries of Shepherd’s support as several of our mentors and mentees joined forces to cheer on our local teams.

Seniors from both Kolbe Cathedral and Notre Dame West Haven were able to tour both the University of Connecticut and Trinity College and got to meet and hear from Shepherds’ alumni while on campus.

It’s been a productive and fulfilling beginning to the school year, and we look forward to sharing information regarding future events in the coming weeks.

Warm regards,