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

2019 End of Year Update

Shepherds staff and Board wish to thank our mentors, sponsors and donors for their generosity. The 2018-19 school year was very successful for our program and, most importantly, our students. Check out the highlights of what was accomplished this year!

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2019 NDWH Shepherds’ Graduates

 Notre Dame High School President Robert Curis welcomed the enthusiastic crowd of Notre Dame Shepherd students, family members, mentors and other supporters to a dinner filled with joy in the achievements of six graduating seniors, trips down memory lane and a few happy tears.

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Tags: College Preparation, Graduation, Mentoring, New Haven, Notre Dame of West Haven, Success,
2019 KCHS Shepherds’ Graduates

Shepherds hosted a festive brunch in honor of f the six Kolbe Cathedral High School graduating seniors. The brunch honored the graduates, their families and the students’ mentors.

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Tags: Bridgeport, College Preparation, Fairfield County, Kolbe Cathedral High School, Mentor, Mentors, 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: funding tuition, sponsoring supplemental programs and hosting 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.