Connections

Woman mentoring teen boy

The Connections program matches selected qualified and motivated Milford High School students with accomplished Milford area mentors to assist and encourage the students in realizing their full educational potential and personal growth. Mentees benefit from a long-term mentoring relationship with a member of the Milford community during their high school career and often beyond. The program has been growing since its start in 2018. 

Connections mentors help high-achieving students explore academic and career paths during high school to determine their next steps following graduation. Mentees are often the first person in their family to consider attending college. Connections’ work aligns with that of United Way by expanding practical education opportunities for students, bringing communities together, and empowering young adults to make informed decisions that will impact their futures.