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Stamford Mentoring Program Wins $10,000 Grant

Near & Far Aid gave a $10,000 grant to the Stamford Mentoring Program, part of the Stamford Public Education Foundation. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Stamford Mentoring Program matches public school students with mentors to help provide academic and social support. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Public Education Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Near & Far Aid for the Stamford Mentoring Program, which serves public school children with extra support.

The Southport-based Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County.

“We accomplish our mission by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those seeking to achieve lasting change, as (the) mentoring program does,” said Joan Panagos, president of Near & Far Aid.

The Stamford Public Education Foundation's Stamford Mentoring Program serves elementary, middle and high school students in public school by providing academic and/or social support, officials said. It partners college, community and corporate volunteers with students.

The four primary objectives are help students set goals, improve their academic standing, become engaged in positive after-school activities and prepare for college, career training or full-time employment after high school graduation.

For details about the foundation, visit its website . Click here to learn more about Near & Far Aid.

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