CHANGING LIVES… ONE STUDENT AT A TIME. Shepherds empowers inner-city Connecticut youth to build a foundation for success by providing a college-preparatory education at a non-public high school, academic and life skills, and the positive role model and support of a Shepherds Mentor.

Spring Means College Visits for Many Rising Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Shepherds students started their college admission process by visiting several area colleges and universities including the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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Tags: Bridgeport, College Planning, College Preparation, College Visits, Connecticut, Education, Graduation, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship, Notre Dame of West Haven,
Shepherds Needs Your Support March 1st!

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is Thursday, March 1st. Shepherds has been changing students’ lives here in Fairfield County for 20 years. Visit to donate today.

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Tags: Bridgeport, College Preparation, Connecticut, Education, Fundraising, Graduation, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship,
Bravo, Trinity!

Kolbe Cathedral senior, Trinity Bravo, is News 12 Scholar Athlete of the week.

Posted in: Student Accomplishments,
Tags: Awards, Bridgeport, Captains, College Preparation, Connecticut, Education, Graduation, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship,


Shepherds students are ambitious teenagers who, with their families, recognize the advantage in looking beyond the resources of their local public school system and support network. Read more.


Shepherds sponsors and mentors change lives, one student at a time. By mentoring students and funding their education, they greatly increase a student’s ability to succeed. Read more.


There are many ways trusts, foundations, corporate and community funds can partner with Shepherds: fund tuition, sponsor supplemental programs and host career days. Read more.


Shepherds partners with private schools that offer college prep curricula at a manageable cost to students seeking greater challenges in a disciplined and structured environment. Read more.