We help students reach their potential and achieve their dreams of attending competitive four-year colleges and universities

Starfish Connection, Inc. is a 501c3, all-volunteer organization, whose mission is to address Stamford’s academic achievement gap by providing long-term mentoring, after-school and summer enrichment programs, and educational support to promising students from the city’s underserved families. We pair a mentor with a student, one-on-one to provide these resources from 3rd grade thru 12th grade.

Our goal is to ensure these students reach their potential and achieve their dreams of attending competitive 4-year colleges, breaking the cycle of poverty for themselves and future generations.

Congratulations to our Starfish 2020 graduates!

We’re very proud of our 2020 graduates, who are heading off to college in autumn. We’ve watched you grow personally and academically, and you’ve truly reached your potential!

The mission of Starfish Connection is to address Stamford’s academic achievement gap by providing long-term mentoring, after-school and summer enrichment programs, and educational support to promising students from the city’s underserved families. We pair a mentor with a student, one-on-one to provide these resources.

The Starfish Connection is a 501c3 corporation. We rely on generous contributions like yours to fulfill our mission. Your donation will be used solely to support after school and summer enrichment activities for these academically talented Stamford youth. If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation to the Starfish Connection, please do so on our donation page!

Our Founder and Inspiration

The Starfish Connection website is dedicated to the memory of our cofounder, Judith Martin. Judy and her husband David had a dream of enriching and changing the lives of promising Stamford young people.