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We Are Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar
We connect promising students with the mentors, resources and opportunities that prepare them for college success.
We have inspired and empowered more than 200 Scholars in Albany, Schenectady and Troy to earn their college degrees.
We believe all students should have access to the networks of support they need to earn a degree and pursue their dreams.
Meet Linda, a mentor who says: "I like mentoring because it makes me step outside of myself." Read how both Linda, and her husband, Ron mentored students in Albany.
Great insights from Christina, a first generation college student who is finishing her first year at Ithaca College. She says: "Sponsor-A-Scholar is a second family that I can depend on."
Meet Amanda, mentor of Jenesha, a senior at Schenectady High School. Learn why she became a mentor, and why she says to her mentee: "I got your back."
See why our Albany Mentor Coordinator, Onnolee Smith, says: "Mentoring is absolutely worth it."
Learn from Sumner Shapiro, longtime supporter, board member and mentor about the value of investing in our young people.
Read about Jay, a graduate of Troy High School, and an alum of RPI.
2017 is a milestone year for Sponsor-A-Scholar. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary! You can help by sharing your thoughts and experiences with us.
We work with students from Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY. Most of our Scholars are the first in their families to go to college. Read their stories.
Mentors work with students to help them gain the skills and confidence to graduate from college. Hear from Ryan, a mentor of a Troy High School student.