14
Aug
Nightline Anchor Byron Pitts to Speak at Shepherds 20th Anniversary Celebration in Westport on October 11th

On Thursday evening, October 11th, Shepherds, a mentoring and scholarship non-profit based in Bridgeport, will celebrate 20 years of “changing students lives” with a gala at The Inn at Longshore in Westport. The evening will feature highly respected TV journalist and co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, Byron Pitts, speaking on his inspiring life experience growing up in inner city Baltimore and overcoming the challenges of illiteracy and a speech impediment.

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Tags: 20th Anniversary, Alumni, Bridgeport, College Preparation, Connecticut, Education, Fundraising, Gala, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship, Notre Dame of West Haven, Twenty Years, Westport,
28
Jun
Kolbe Kats in Hats: Reading Across America

Reading “The Cat in the Hat” and other stories was part of “Read Across America Day” for many of our students at Kolbe in the mid 2000’s. The nationwide reading celebration takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Posted in: Alumni,
Tags: Alumni, Bridgeport, Community Service, Connecticut, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship, New Haven, Notre Dame of West Haven,
27
Jun
Planning for Our 20th Anniversary Gala is Well Underway!

The planning committee, including Shepherds’ Board of Directors, met recently to continue planning for this year’s 20th anniversary celebration scheduled for Thursday, October 11th at The Inn at Longshore in Westport.

Posted in: Fundraising,
Tags: Awards, Bridgeport, College Preparation, Connecticut, Education, Fundraising, Gala, Kolbe Cathedral, Mentorship, New Haven, Notre Dame of West Haven, Twenty Years, Westport,

STUDENTS

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.

SPONSORS/MENTORS

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.

CORPORATE PARTNERS

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.

SCHOOL PARTNERS

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.