On January 8th, Student/Partner Alliance held its Annual Holiday Party at Marist High School, drawing over 240 enthusiastic mentors, students, parents, and school administers. Excitement filled the room as mentors and mentees shared a delicious meal as they told stories about their holidays and celebrated the New Year together.

This year, S/PA has more new mentors than ever, with 20 new mentors and partners. We support 190 students at 7 schools with mentoring and tuition assistance. The Holiday Party is our biggest annual event that draws most of our students, mentors and families. Thank you to PNC Bank for supporting the event.

The evening culminated with a moving performance by Rahda Martinez, a Marist graduate and former contestant of The Voice. We look forward to the second half of the school year and the new wave of applications that will start coming in.