Partnering with students to reach their potential.
Student Sponsor Partners addresses 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 who offer financial support and mentors who offer 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 New York City graduation rate of 64.2% in June 2014.
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, over 7,000 SSP students have graduated from high school, and in 2014 over 1,200 SSP students are in 23 partner schools.