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Stamford mentoring program receives $5K

Volunteer mentor Sean Masterson with a middle school student he’s helping.

The Stamford Public Education Foundation has announced that Wells Fargo has awarded a $5,000 grant to support its nationally recognized Stamford Mentoring Program during the 2017-18 school year.

The grant will help extend the flagship program at the elementary, middle and high school levels. At the elementary school level, the program integrates community service, such as volunteering at the food bank or cleaning up playgrounds and parks, with instruction and thoughtful reflection. At the middle and high school levels, the foundation partners students with college and corporate volunteers to help the students set goals, improve their academic standing, become engaged in after-school activities and prepare for college, career training or full-time employment. 

During the last school year, the foundation provided mentoring to 16 Stamford public schools and supported 884 students in grades 3 through 12. 

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