News & Events
Recently a Shepherds and Kolbe Cathedral High School alumnus reached out to his mentor, Brian O’Connor. Isaiah Smith graduated from KCHS in 2003 and furthered his education at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Shepherds and Brian O’Connor were excited to hear of Isaiah’s success. Currently, […]
We may be apart, but we are still in this together! College advising is in full-swing with Shepherds Seniors as the May and June college commitment dates are around the corner! Read about it in the Patch article!
Dear Shepherds Community, As the implications of the virus pandemic become more immediate, it’s our sense that the connections that underpin the Shepherds partnership of student-parent-school-mentor-staff are even more relevant. First, and foremost, we hope and pray that you and your families are well. Second, the Shepherds staff is on duty […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty for me, my family and the world around us. As Shepherds Executive Director, I believe I have a better understanding of what Shepherds students experience each day. Without guidance, they are unsure how to navigate the educational challenges they face. Our students are both economically and educationally disadvantaged. Most […]
This Annual Report presents the intersection of the numbers, events, and the people that define Shepherds’ mission in action. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and the role Shepherds plays in supporting them. We invite you to read our Annual Report and hope it inspires you to support our mission by becoming […]
Shepherds student Maicol applied and was accepted into Notre Dame West Haven’s National Honor Society. Election for membership is based on outstanding scholarship, demonstrated character, leadership, and service. We are exceptionally proud of Maicol’s hard work in achieving this distinction.
Shepherds enjoyed hearing from a student alumnus at Shepherds Notre Dame Mentor Appreciation Night. Notre Dame West Haven ’14 alum, Jeenn Barreiro embraced the lessons he learned during his time as a Shepherds student at NDWHS. After high school, he continued his education at College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 2018. Jeenn currently works […]
KCHS seniors (pictured) attended workshops with Jane-Ellen Collins at the end of January. Students received a crash-course on what it means to be a freshman in college. Topics covered included roommate issues, laundry, planning a schedule, balancing studies and fun, where to go for academic help and a lot more! Consistently rated a favorite Shepherds […]
Shepherds is pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded three grants to support the Shepherds program. Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund via the Westport/Weston YMCA granted Shepherds $10,000 to expand our capacity and to serve and to help fund the three parts of the Shepherds program. Inner City Foundation has provided Shepherds with […]
January is National Mentoring Month and Shepherds is so thankful for all the mentors that assist our students. Our mentors are kind-hearted adults who help bridge the opportunity gap our inner-city students have. A good mentor allows students to see the hope and possibilities within themselves. Becoming a Shepherds is a satisfying way to make […]