Nineteenth Annual Founder’s Dinner

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at The Pierre, New York

Honoring Bayo Ogunlesi

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SSP at Bryant Park’s Winter Village

Have a fun afternoon of ice skating with your mentee at the Winter Village at Bryant Park.

Tickets are $15.00 each. Rate includes skate rentals and express skate admission.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00PM
Winter Village – 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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Note: You do not have to wait on the line. Say you are with SSP and you will be provided with a wristband.

Lockers are available inside at a cost.


Thank you to all our loyal supporters and to our Leadership Council who worked tirelessly to ensure the Fall Benefit at TAO Downtown on
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 was a HUGE success.

We raised $80,845!

The funds raised will positively impact the lives of thousands of deserving students by providing them with a quality high school education.

  We are so grateful to all the companies and individuals who generously DONATED amazing items and experiences for the silent auction.

 Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

Viva at Time Warner

Maddock Family Gift

Flores and Monge Family Gifts

District Equities, LLC

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2017 Eighteenth Annual Founder’s Dinner


On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Student Sponsor Partners’ (SSP) Eighteenth Annual Founder’s Dinner welcomed over 300 guests to the Pierre Hotel to honor long-time, devoted SSP supporters, Amy & Sid Goodfriend. The Founder’s Dinner featured award-winning journalist John Stossel as the Emcee and His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan as our special guest speaker. Thanks to our generous donors, sponsors, mentors and their guests, SSP raised over $1,400,000 to support SSP’s program. The event also featured SSP student, Fanta Soumahoro and SSP alumna, Johanna Ursela, who inspired us all with their touching stories.





Happy National Mentoring Month!

January is National Mentoring Month and we want to celebrate you as a mentor! Please join us for a complimentary “Thank You” beer & wine happy hour. This is a great opportunity to network with other SSP mentors, share mentoring experiences, and meet the SSP staff. Feel free to bring a friend, who is interested in learning more about becoming an awesome mentor, like you! Please register to reserve your spot.

When: 6:00PM – 8:30PM on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Where: Ainsworth Park
111 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003


SSP Visits Radio City Music Hall! 

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This iconic song-and-dance extravaganza, featuring the legendary Rockettes, is one of the holiday season’s must-see attractions. This year’s show combines such classic scenes as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and “New York at Christmas” with new numbers and cutting-edge digital projection and digital mapping technology, which transforms Radio City Music Hall’s interior into a giant canvas.
Date: Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM
Where: Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
Cost: 2nd mezzanine – $65.00 includes complimentary popcorn and drink


Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte Hornets 


Please join us as we start the school year with the Brooklyn Nets facing off the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30PM. This is a great opportunity to connect with your student in an exciting, interactive, and memorable environment. Students will be able to high five players as they enter the court!

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Tickets are $34.80 per person.

Please Note: You will receive the tickets electronically, please ensure that you are providing the email address that you would like the tickets to be sent to. 


SSP’s Back-to-School Fall Benefit was a complete success!

Student Sponsor Partners held it’s Back to School Fall Benefit in celebration of our 30th anniversary at TAO Downtown on Thursday, September 29. More than 150 supporters joined us to celebrate this momentous occasion. The night was filled with dancing, fun, and prizes and raised over $40,000 for SSP! Thank you to all who contributed to making this night such a success!

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Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors:




SSP Sponsor Breakfast on Tuesday, June 28 with Best-Selling Author, Gretchen Rubin.

Gretchen Rubin, the author of several books, including New York Times Best Sellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, was the featured guest at an SSP Sponsor Breakfast. Gretchen, who is an SSP sponsor and mentor to an SSP student, shared her insights on best practices to better connect with your mentee. SSP sponsors and mentors also enjoyed a
Q & A session with the author.

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End-of-Year and Mentee Picnic in Central Park on Sunday, June 12, 2016 . The weather was beautiful, the burgers were delicious. Mentors and their mentees enjoyed talking, relaxing, and playing a little frisbee!

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Mentor Social Happy Hour  at Wined Up Wine Bar on June 8th 2016, was great fun. Thank you to all the mentors that came to this event.

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SSP’s Seventeenth Annual Founder’s Dinner on April 21, 2016 at The Pierre was a great success. We were honored to have Tom Coughlin, two-time Super Bowl winning head coach, Debra Vizzi, President and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, and Chris Miles, CSN/NBC 4 Sports Anchor and an SSP Alumnus as featured speakers at the event. The event raised nearly 1.2 million dollars. In addition, SSP students paid-it-forward by donating their original art work that was auctioned off at the event. All proceeds from their artwork goes directly to fund the tuition of  future SSP students.  

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Great turn out SSP mentor and mentee event at the Ice Skating Rink at Bryant Park on Sunday January 31, 2016.

SSP Mentor Happy Hour Cocktail Event at Ainsworth Park on January 27 was a huge success. The night was filled with great conversations with like-minded people who mentor NYC students and help them reach their highest potential and live their dreams!