Our Annual Budget

Our annual budget is $100,00 per year. $10,000 is dedicated to each of our 10 new students over the seven years they will be in the program. 100% of that amount is spent on the students with overhead costs paid by Board members through seperate donations. We have an unsually low cost structure as we have no paid Executive Director, administrative staff or marketing and advertising people. We do it ourselves on a volunteer basis.

Why Support SSAS

This is a local cause. It directly benefits young adults in Saratoga Springs. When fully operational we will be positively influencing 66-70 young people at any point in time who belong to this community and will at some point give back to the fabric of of the community. SSAS currently has 64 students enrolled in its program.

It has measurable results. We measure each student's progress both academically and socially. Our site is the Saratoga School System. Our onsite coordinators are members of the Saratoga Springs School's Guidance Department. We have the ability to monitor each Scholar's academic results and behavior on a daily basis.

It is accountable. Each Scholar pledges to maintain a certain academic average, attend mandatory weekly study sessions, individually meet with their assigned mentors and attend tutoring classes if their marks fall below certain levels. This is not a gift to the students but rather an opportunity.

The Program Works. Our sixth class graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in June of 2016. All 54 of our graduates in the first six years were accepted into college. Many of them are the first in their families to do so. Of the 32 students at the high school level 22 are on the honor roll or high honor roll. Our students have been accepted into many prestigious colleges including Williams College, Cornell University, Columbia University, RPI, Saint Lawrence, NYU, Siena College and many others

Become A Sponsor

Sponsorship is the core of the Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar Program. Each SSAS student is matched with a sponsor, who contributes $10,000 to that student. Four thousand dollars of the sponsorship pledge covers costs associated with the program activities during high school, including weekly tutoring, AP classes and college prep activities. The remaining $6,000 is paid by Sponsor-A-Scholar directly to the student during college at the rate of $1,500 per year.

Sponsorships may be paid as a one-time gift or installments of $2,000 a year for five years.TO SPONSOR ONE OR MORE STUDENTS IN OUR PROGRAM, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE SPONSOR PLEDGE AGREEMENT FORM AND RETURN IT, ALONG WITH YOUR PAYMENT, TO:

SARATOGA SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR
P.O.
BOX 107
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

(Click to download sponsor pledge agreement).

Become a Donor

Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar depends on the commitment and generosity of its donors. You or your organization can donate to Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar at any level. Donations outside of sponsorships may be applied to administrative and program expenses. A $100 gift can provide a graphing calculator. A $1,000 gift can help support a tutoring program. No Gift is too small.

IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION, CHECKS MAY BE MADE OUT TO SARATOGA-SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR AND MAILED TO:

SARATOGA SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR
P.O.
BOX 107
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

Become an Underwriter of our Annual Derby Day Party - Click Here for 2017 Derby Day Sponsorship Opportunities.

PO Box 107, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-9155 or 518-581-0979