STAMFORD, CT – November 11, 2015 – The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) received $5,000 through the AT&T Aspire Program to support its Mentoring Program in Stamford High Schools. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.

Harry Carey, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Connecticut, presented the check to SPEF’s CEO Matthew Quinones on October 29th. Students from AITE who participate in SPEF’s mentoring program gathered with Senator Carlo Leone to congratulate SPEF on receiving the $5,000 award, which will be used to support success planning mentoring initiatives for high school students in Stamford.

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AT&T Presents Award: High School Students from AITE with (left to right): Lynn Tusa (SPEF), Senator Carlo Leone, Harry Carey (AT&T), Matthew Quinones (SPEF)

Naviance in Action

Students from AITE demonstrate how they use Naviance for success planning, with guidance from SPEF Mentors. Naviance is an online college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.

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Senator Carlo Leone engages in a conversation with a student during a mentoring session at AITE.