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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.
|With tuition assistance from S/PA, students obtain a strong education at a quality private high school. Mentoring increases the students’ chances for success. READ MORE
|Private schools associated with S/PA offer students a strong academic and values-based education in nurturing and supportive environments. READ MORE|
|Concerned individuals impact students’ high school experience as partners and mentors. Partners provide financial assistance and mentoring. Mentors offer attention and guidance to students. READ MORE
|Funding from 25 Corporations and Foundations provide funding for student scholarships and program operations. READ MORE|
Bunks IX Golf Outing – June 19th
Kudos to Susan and Bruce ‘Bunk’ Reitz for hosting Bunk’s Golf IX for 112 golfers on June 19th. Over $27,000 will be contributed to S/PA’s Fund for Scholarships because of their efforts! This translates into tuition assistance for 13 lucky students next year! Thanks to all that attended and for making it a great day on the course.
ORIENTATIONS: Various dates throughout September, S/PA staff will present overview of the S/PA program to parents and students. (At various S/PA schools)(students and their parents/guardians only)
MENTOR TRAINING: Thursday , Oct 1 (evening time TBD) (S/PA Office: 561 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ)(mentors and partners interested in maximizing their mentoring experience)
COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NJ: Saturday, November 14 (9 – 11AM),(Terminal Mill Road, Hillside, NJ),(students, partners, mentors and family members invited)