Volunteer opportunity description

Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) harnesses the power of quality education and mentorship to help low-income and academically average NYC youth escape the cycle of poverty and reach their highest potential.

Due to the current pandemic, our students have transitioned to distance learning. They are now missing in-person instruction and guidance from their teachers and administration, as well as the day-to-day social interactions of their peers. This is creating challenges for students related to focus and structure, and puts them at greater risk of experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and depression.​ Their families are also facing extreme logistical, financial, and emotional stress. We need mentors like you to offer additional support to our students now more than ever.​

SSP Mentors make a positive impact in their students' lives by being in their corner throughout their high school experience. Mentors support their mentees as they face new challenges, push them to expand their horizons, and encourage them to set themselves up for success in college and beyond.

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While Student Sponsor Partners mentors typically commit to mentor a student through four years of high school, we have an immediate need for mentors and are asking Virtual Mentors to work with their mentees throughout this uncertain time. Here are additional details regarding this commitment:

- Complete our Virtual Mentor Training and complete a background screening before being introduced to a student.
- Conduct bi-monthly phone calls and/or video chats with your mentee.
- Keep in contact with your mentee weekly through texts and/or emails.
- Consider continuing your mentoring relationship beyond this emergency period.

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We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Student Sponsor Partners

Ali Hoban
Managing Director of Programs
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