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 Service-Learning, for the 2020 – 2021 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:

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 Solution:

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

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