Service-Learning is an acclaimed education strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the classroom experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. SPEF’s program delivers to third and fifth grade classes in Stamford’s public schools. During weekly mentoring sessions, mentors and mentees discuss topics related to Service-Learning,such as stocking shelves at the Food Bank, creating and sending holiday cards to soldiers, and cleaning up school playgrounds and parks.

“My favorite activity was cleaning Mill River Park because I liked working with my best friend. It was good to help make the world better.” – Kyle, Hart Elementary School

“I like the Stamford Mentoring Program because I have a fun mentor and I learned about being nice and helping our community.” – Evan, Davenport Elementary School