Partnering with students to reach their potential.
For over 25 years, Student Sponsor Partners has addressed the high school dropout crisis in New York City by providing low-income students with a high school education. All SSP® students are paired with sponsors and mentors who offer financial support and one-to-one mentoring, thus making a meaningful impact on their lives.
Student Sponsor Partners students graduate from high school
Over 85% of SSP students graduate from high school each year. This compares to a rate of approximately 61% among their peers.
Student Sponsor Partners is growing
In 1986, 45 students started high school at two partner schools with the support of 45 sponsors and mentors. Since then, nearly 5,000 SSP students have graduated from high school, and in 2012 over 1,400 SSP students are in 25 partner schools.