Mentoring Programs

‌Mentoring programs provide opportunities for SHU students to engage with youth in the Bridgeport community on a one-on-one basis. SHU volunteers make a long-term commitment (1-3 years) to work with the same student mentees weekly. Mentors build lasting relationships with their mentees and provide academic, social, and emotional support to at-risk students. 

Academic Mentoring Program | AMP

Afterschool mentoring program for students in 6th-8th grade. Funded by the Jones Zimmerman Foundation. Students can apply for a 3-year position as a mentor.

Contact: Volunteer Programs

Mentoring for Academic Achievement and College Success | MAACS

College prep program for Bridgeport high school students. Mentors assist with college application needs/advice. Students can apply directly through MAACS.

Contact: Faith Harrison-Villegas

Project Strong

Girls’ empowerment program. Mentors help tackle issues such as communication skills, body image and career goals. Students can apply through our office.

Contact: Volunteer Programs

Read to Succeed

Academic and social skills mentoring for elementary students. Mentors assist with improvement of literacy and communication skills. Students can apply through our office.

Contact: Volunteer Programs

Sunshine Kids

Afterschool enrichment program hosted at Sacred Heart University’s campus. Mentors facilitate social, academic and recreational activities. Students can apply through our office.

Contact: Volunteer Programs