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 email Donna Wolff, Starfish Connection Executive Director

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.