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is to support inner city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, and to ultimately lead successful and productive lives.
Student/Partner Alliance provides scholarships to low income, inner city students who demonstrate a desire to be successful and continue their educations beyond high school.
Partners and Mentors offer one-on-one support to their students. Research show that students who are mentored have a greater chance of success at school and beyond. A recent study reported that 86% of seniors in a class that was mentored moved on to college where usually only 25 – 30% of students had done so before.
99% S/PA students graduate from the high school where they were awarded their S/PA scholarship as compared with an approximate 65% graduation rate of other area schools.
98% of S/PA graduates continue their education at a institute of higher learning. Hundreds of thousands of scholarship dollars are awarded our graduates each year for the continuation of their education.
Graduates return to mentor Student/Partner Alliance students as Junior Mentors, completing the circle by giving back.
Through tuition assistance from S/PA, students obtain a strong education at a quality private high school. Mentoring provided through contact with partners increases the students’ chance for success. 98% of S/PA students graduate from high school, with 95% of those students continuing their education beyond high school. S/PA transforms the path of students’ lives.
Concerned individuals impact students’ high school experience as partners, sponsors or mentors. Partners provide financial and mentoring assistance, Sponsors offer financial assistance and Mentors contribute individual attention and guidance to students. Personal connection is one way that sets S/PA apart from most other scholarship programs. Communities benefit from the academic and social advancement of at-risk students. All associated with the Student/Partner Alliance benefit from this unique arrangement.
Funding from 23 Corporations and Foundations is of vital importance in fulfilling S/PA’s mission of providing tution assistance to economically disadvantaged students by supporting the organization via scholarship, operating and special projects donations. Support has resulted in over 1500 students benefitting from S/PA scholarships. Support from a variety of sources help S/PA transform students’ lives for the better.
The private schools associated with Student/ Partner Alliance offer students a strong academic and values-based education. Nurturing and supportive environments at our partner schools provide S/PA students with a better chance for personal and academic success. In association with quality schools, S/PA transforms the path of students’ lives.