Inspired By Scholars, Jonathan Ouckama Returns To School

From left: Scholar Jarell Pryor meets with Jonathan Ouckama

From left: Scholar Jarell Pryor meets with Jonathan Ouckama

Jonathan Ouckama, our College Success Coordinator, is leaving Sponsor-A-Scholar after more than ten years of service. Jonathan was the prime staff member involved with an Act for Youth grant in 2007. In 2010, he stepped in as College Success Coordinator, reaching out to current college students to offer advice, assess their progress, and distribute their stipend checks at the end of each semester.

He writes, "I am grateful to have served Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar for over a decade. I've witnessed hundreds of scholars completing college degrees and becoming confident, productive, well-educated citizens. They've been a big part of inspiring me to go back to school to pursue my post-Master's certification in Educational Leadership. I will always hold the organization in high regard and I wish continued success to the scholars, the staff, and the supporters of Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar."

We thank him for his many years of dedicated service and wish him well in his future endeavors.

College Scholars needing assistance or support should contact the Sponsor-A-Scholar office at 518-935-1045 or email