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Stamford Public Education Foundation receives mentorship grant

February 18, 2019

STAMFORD — The Stamford Public Education Foundation has received of a $12,000 grant from Southport-based Near & Far Aid.

The grant will support SPEF’s Stamford Mentoring Program, which serves students in grades 3 through 12. The program supports SPEF’s vision for each and every student in the Stamford Public Schools being able to graduate high school prepared and inspired to be a productive member of society.

Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization dedicated to eliminating poverty in Fairfield County. Like SPEF they strive to achieve lasting change.

“As an all-volunteer organization we take great pride in the work we do. Our partnership with SPEF enables us to help underserved students in Stamford’s public schools be better prepared for post high-secondary success,” said Kim Meier, President of Near & Far Aid.

The Stamford Mentoring Program provides students with the resources and guidance necessary to be successful during elementary, middle school, high school, and in all future endeavors. Individuals from college, corporations, and the community volunteer their time and talent in the Stamford Public Schools for engaging mentoring sessions with students in grades three through twelve.

erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com