- Traditional Middle School Mentoring: 1,097 students in need of additional academic and/or social support, spread throughout 17 schools, were paired with caring adults.
- High School Leadership Mentoring: 40 students were paired with dedicated mentors, meeting outside of school hours, with a goal of building the youth’s confidence, self-esteem and work force readiness.
- Early College Studies (ECS): 100 9th and 10th grade Stamford High students were paired with caring professionals from local corporations, at their worksite, on a monthly basis; students were exposed to an array of professions and work environments that could be the pathway to their future.
STAMFORD, CT – January 30, 2020 – The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the Pitney Bowes Foundation in support of its Stamford Mentoring Program, which serves students in grades 3—12. SPEF has been serving the community since 1996, and this year it is celebrating its 10th anniversary of delivering student mentoring programs. The Pitney Bowes Foundation believes every child deserves the chance to grow into a healthy, productive adult, and invests in college and career readiness programs, such as SPEF’s mentoring program, that enable children to do so. The Stamford Mentoring Program runs from October 2019 to June 2020 and provides students with the resources and guidance necessary to be successful during elementary, middle school, high school, and beyond. More than 500 volunteers from colleges, corporations, and the greater Stamford community were instrumental in making the 2018—2019 program a success. Highlights from last school year include: