donate nowSponsor One or More Students

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.

Click here to make a secure donation online

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

Mentoring

Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar mentors are supportive adults who serve as role models, friends and guides to our college-bound high school students. Mentors can make a dramatic difference in the achievements of our students by helping them apply to college, giving them advice on career choices and offering the support a young person may lack.

SSAS mentors are required to have a college degree and go through a state-certified background check and interview.

Mentoring is a serious time commitment, but mentors have great flexibility in order to accommodate their schedules. SSAS students and their mentors are expected to meet at least once a month and stay in touch more frequently through texts, phone calls and emails. Mentors and students may go on outings to movies, museums or sporting events or attend SSAS program activities, school events, and college visits.

 Students and mentors should expect to be together for four years, from the student's tenth grade year through at least the first year of college.  Mentors are a critical part of the SSAS support process during these formative years.

Mentors can participate in our program as individuals and couples or as organizations who wish to mentor one or more students as a group.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please click on the link below or contact Judy Soukup

at: Soukupquintet@gmail.com.

Mentoring Application

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