The Young Women's League of New Canaan welcomes Judy Martin, Executive Director of the Starfish Connection, as our November General Meeting guest speaker. The Starfish Connection, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation whose mission is to support academically talented students from low income families reach their potential and their dreams of attending college. It is a comprehensive program that identifies high potential children from high risk socio-economic groups in the 3rd grade, and provides mentoring, advocacy, educational support, enrichment, and extracurricular activities throughout their elementary, middle and high school years.
The Starfish Connection was founded in 2008 by David and Judith Martin in memory of their mothers. It is a small and selective program that provides each student with individualized attention. Working with identified students, their families, and their schools, the Starfish Connection provides opportunities for the students to broaden their horizons, their experiences and their knowledge. The goal is to ensure each Starfish Connection student is ready and able to attend a college of his/her choice after completing high school.
I hope you'll join us, Judy is an inspiring woman with a fantastic story to tell.