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

Shepherds KCHS ’24 Student, Dannylo Goes to Lourdes, France…

…and comes back a changed young man. Under the auspices of the Order of Malta, Dannylo joined the Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, the week of August -16 for a week of service. This annual pilgrimage of youth from around the world provided a life changing experience in service, spiritual growth, and fellowship. Danylo’s trip

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