About Our Students
Shepherds students are ambitious teenagers, who with their families, recognize the need to look beyond the resources of the public school system and seek the greater opportunities that a more structured high school education and the support of a Mentor can bring them.
Shepherds students come from a myriad of ethnic, economic, religious and family backgrounds.
ABOUT OUR STUDENTS
Our program currently serves 55 male/female students in the Bridgeport area who attend Kolbe Cathedral High School and 35 male students in the West Haven / New Haven community who attend Notre Dame High School – West Haven.
“My Mentor has been there for me through everything; we talk 24/7, we go on college tours. She taught me to not give up — she says ‘if you want it, go for it!'”
GLEENDA, KOLBE CATHEDRAL HS STUDENT
The ethnic breakdown of the Shepherds student body is currenly 58% African American, 33% Hispanic, 7% Caucasian and 2% Other.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMMITMENT
Being a Shepherds student requires responsibility for your relationship with your mentor and making a commitment to work to achieve your potential.
Each year Shepherds students sign a student contract to comply with standards of the Program. This Student Contract includes the criteria for participation in the Program and specific academic and attendance goals.
Mid-year and at the end of the academic year, each student’s record is reviewed with the school and his or her mentor to assure progress toward our mutual goal of successful high school graduation and, more importantly, setting out a vision and plan for future success.