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Congratulations to the Class of 2021

The Shepherds Class of 2021 is filled with 17 talented students: a salutatorian, a senior class president, many honor roll students, competitive athletes, engaged community members, entrepreneurs, and above all, high school graduates. These graduates have amazing plans for themselves post-graduation. Watch the video above to find out more. Shepherds wants to continue to help

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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

Be a Part of the Solution

The pandemic has shined a light on socio-economic disparities in education in Connecticut. Per the CT Mirror, this Spring during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools “In Bridgeport, a full half of the student body didn’t show up regularly for remote schooling during the pandemic compared to 19% who were chronically absent before school buildings closed.” Likewise 

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Who ARE Shepherds Students

For over 20 years, Shepherds has been empowering inner-city Connecticut teens to build a foundation for success by helping close the educational inequality gap in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Shepherds provides each student the tuition support to attend a college preparatory education, academic and life skills programs, and the positive role model and four-year

Shepherds Kolbe Cathedral High School Class of 2024

Shepherds is exceptionally proud to welcome our new students to the Shepherds’ program at Kolbe Cathedral High School. Shepherds Class of 2024 come from a wide variety of family backgrounds, talents, hobbies and academic achievements. This group of young people have two things in common which determined their selection among the over 20 applications received

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Shepherds Celebrates the Class of 2020

At this time of year, Shepherds would be usually be gathering together to celebrate our seniors’ accomplishments and high school graduations. With the health crisis, we are unable to host in-person celebrations. However, that does not diminish our pride in our graduates. Our students’ hard work and determination, coupled with support from their family, Shepherds

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Mentor Profile: Fred McMullen

Fred McMullen enjoyed the four years he mentored Alejandro, “The most gratifying part of my Shepherds experience was seeing the pride and confidence my student had when he started his college experience. We stay in touch and it has also been great to see him adapt to and thrive in a completely different environment. This gives