About SSP

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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.

student profiles

Victor

Victor

Sponsor Partner

Member since 2008

"I am focused on my academics and goals."

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Annyleca

Annyelica

Sponsor Partner

Member since 2008

"SSP has opened so many doors for me."

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mentor profiles

Ryan and Jorbel 2

Ryan Flynn

Sponsor Partner

Member since 2007

"One of my biggest reasons for getting involved is the subset of students SSP focuses on."

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Alex and Jonel 3

Alex Kohn

Sponsor Partner

Member since 2004

"You find out how much you can care as a person in a program like SSP."

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