Description & History

SSP gives underserved New York City students the opportunity to receive a college-preparatory education by providing them with a four-year adult mentor and a tuition stipend to attend a non-public high school. Since its founding in 1986, SSP has grown to serve over 1,000 at-risk students attending 23 college-preparatory partner schools across the city. SSP students are selected according to their financial, academic and social need. These students face serious obstacles, but with the right network of support, they graduate high school with the skills and confidence they need to succeed. SSP mentors are asked to meet with their students 4-6 times a year, and maintain monthly contact by phone or email. SSP organizes events throughout the school year that mentors and students may attend together, or mentors may meet with students on their own – the commitment is flexible. For additional information, or to sign up online, please visit

About the organization

Student Sponsor Partners

Margaret Minson
Executive Director
Katie Dearing
Director of Major GIfts & Volunteerism
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