COVID-19 Update:

SPEF is continuing to monitor the guidance and policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic being offered by the CDC, the State of Connecticut and the Stamford Public Schools to assess the potential of administering its Stamford Mentoring Program, including Middle School Mentoring, for the 2021 – 2022 school year. We will continue to update the website with more information as these policies develop in preparation for the start of the school year.

Challenges Facing Our Students:

For more than a decade, SPEF’s nationally recognized mentoring program has provided middle school students who need additional academic and/or social support with the resources and guidance required to be successful.

SPEF Solution:

SPEF partners college, community, and corporate volunteers for weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with students, focused on goal setting, improving academic standing, becoming engaged in positive after-school activities, and preparing for post-secondary success. SPEF also provides tutoring services to students through our TutorU program, connection to social support services through school and community resources, access to community enrichment opportunities, and resources for families through our Here to Help Program.

“I learned that I am smarter than I give myself credit for. I was able to move up to Honors Math and Honors Science. In 2017, I want to get high honors.” – Giddeon, Turn of River Middle School

“Mentoring has taught me how to set goals and strive to be successful. My favorite part was being able to talk with my mentor and express my feelings.” – Shantel, Rippowam Middle School

“I learned that I am a leader and not a follower.” – Ethan, Rippowam Middle School

Regan Downey