Ideally, a mentor coaches and advises a student until he or she graduates from high school. The mentor meets with the student periodically, helps advocate for the student at school along with the parents, locates and enrolls him/her in enrichment activities which are paid for by the Starfish Connection, takes him/her to local background-enriching activities from time to time, ensures that the student avails him/herself of tutoring support, and works through the college preparatory and application process with the student.

If you are interested in making this life-changing commitment please call Janet Schneider, Starfish Connection Executive Director, at 203-561-0858 or