Shepherds provides many ways to join in our mission of “Changing Lives….One Student at a Time.”
BECOME A MENTOR
A Shepherds Mentor commits his or her time to guiding and influencing positive results for a Shepherds student. Typically, Shepherds Mentors commit to contacting their student at least once a week via telephone or email and visiting in-person once a month during the academic year and then less regularly during the summer months.
BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR
Shepherds welcomes individuals who seek to participate in a meaningful way, but may not have the time available to commit to being a Shepherds Mentor. Financial support for an individual student or group of students is always an option. Shepherds will then pair the student with a Mentor who contributes their time.
Shepherds sponsors are kept informed of their student’s or students’ progress via periodic updates from Shepherds staff and, if desired, may have access to student curricula and grades online.
BECOME A SPONSOR/MENTOR
Over 60% of our Shepherds Mentors also act as Sponsors for their students.
It’s important to note that the schools themselves also contribute financial aid to many Shepherds students based on need and availability of funding and likewise expect families themselves to contribute financially within their means to the student’s tuition expense.
BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL DONOR
Shepherds welcomes donations of all sizes. If you are interested in making an investment in the education and future of inner-city children please click here to make a gift. Your support will help more students receive a quality education with the help of a one-on-one mentor and supplemental skill building programs.
BECOME A FOUNDATION/INSTITUTIONAL SPONSOR
Shepherds also provides many opportunities for foundations, trusts, corporate and community funds to help ensure that all the academic and college prep needs of Shepherds students are met.
Foundations and institutional sponsors can specify funding special supplemental academic programs, career days, college preparatory workshops, financial education, and community-based service initiatives.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Sponsor or a Mentor through our program, please submit your information below and one of our staff members will reach out to you: