Thank you to the New Canaan Advertiser for helping Shepherds celebrate National Mentorship Month! We are grateful for the commitment of New Canaan resident, Karen Lynn Murray, and all of our mentors.
The Weston Forum featured Weston resident, Lindsay Duggan and her student, Odera Smart, in a column promoting National Mentorship Month. Click to read the article.
January is National Mentoring month – a time set aside to promote youth mentorship in the United States. Shepherds is planning Mentor Appreciation nights later in the month at both high schools. Contact Amy Chickles at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mentors and students from Kolbe Cathedral volunteered together for The Exchange Club of New Canaan’s Christmas Tree Sale. The club transforms Kiwanis Park into a Christmas village each year with over 1,200 trees including Fraser Firs and Balsams – as well as wreaths, roping, tree stands and other seasonal merchandise. Proceeds go to awareness and prevention of child abuse and many other local charities like Shepherds.
Congratulations to the recipients of Kolbe Cathedral High School’s “Work Hard & Be Nice” Students of the Month Award. The award honors students who embody the Kolbe values – caring for others in the spirit of Christianity, sharing knowledge, skills & talents for the good of others, and strength of character. Read More.
Shepherds and Razoo have been a winning team this month. The online fundraising site has allowed us to spread the word that thirty of our students cannot afford a Ti-84 graphing calculator, an essential standard for high school students preparing to go to college. They are used for higher-level math and science courses. This is one […]
This article by Erin Kayata appeared in the Stamford Advocate on Saturday, November 26, 2016
Tammy Taylor and one of the students she’s mentored through Shepherds, Chiniki. Taylor lives in Darien, CT and has been part of the Shepherds program for 14 years as of September 2016.
Darien’s Tammy Taylor has been a mentor since 2002. As a Board Member, Tammy often addresses mentors and students. Her speech at Kolbe’s kickoff night celebrated our diversity and strength. “I see understanding and with understanding comes hope and slowly the differences between us begin to melt away.”
Last week four Shepherds freshmen and their mentors were welcomed at the Shepherds/KCHS Kick Off Night. These new students join the 39 other young men and women already enrolled at Kolbe Cathedral through Shepherds.