Student/Partner Alliance


S/PA Empowers Students from Urban Areas to Achieve Excellence


Student/Partner Alliance


S/PA Encourages Self-Confidence in Students through Mentoring Support


Student/Partner Alliance


S/PA Increases Youth from Urban Areas Chances for College Admission


Welcome to Student / Partner Alliance

If you are looking to support educational opportunities or to get a top quality education, we can help. Through a combination of private high school tuition assistance and mentoring support, the Student / Partner Alliance empowers high school students from Northern New Jersey’s urban areas to achieve success by attending strong academic and nurturing college preparatory high-schools.


of S/PA scholarship recipients graduate from their high school


of S/PA students are accepted in college

About S/PA

For over thirty years, S/PA has supported motivated urban high school students at private Catholic high schools in New Jersey’s Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. S/PA is unique among Northern New Jersey scholarship organizations because we provide both tuition assistance and mentoring support for urban youth. This pairing of financial and personal support has resulted in a 100% high school graduation and 100% enrollment in college, post-secondary school or the armed services for S/PA students over the past ten academic years.

Get Involved

Become a Partner and provide both tuition assistance and mentorship.
Become a Mentor and offer guidance and coaching.
Become a Sponsor and provide tuition assistance.
Join our S/PA Professional Network (SPN) and mentor a student.

S/PA Student/Mentor Spotlight

S/PA Partners and Mentors come from many communities in NJ.  Mentoring is a powerful way to positively impact a young person’s life by forming a close connection over the course of 4 years. Here are a few mentor-student profiles that demonstrate the power of mentoring:


Benefits of an Education

Lifetime earnings of an individual with a BA are more than double an individual
who did not finish high school!