Support Services


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2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServiceCapital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar recruits students motivated to achieve academically who could use additional support and direction to meet their goals. Many students are the first in their families to attend college. Sponsor-A-Scholar currently enrolls ten students per class in each of the three public city high schools. Students participate in the program from tenth grade through college graduation.

Tutors at homework sessions are classroom teachers from each major subject area, or graduate students studying in the field of Education. At each session, a healthy snack and a chance to participate in a positive peer culture is offered.

Efforts are made to appropriately match each scholar with an adult mentor as soon as possible. Sponsor-A-Scholar needs adult mentors to serve as a model for high school students and help them identify college resources and accompany them to college visits, while offering a seasoned perspective and active listening.
Geographical AreaAlbany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties
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Intake ProcedureCall 518-935-1045
Intake RequirementsInduction into the program occurs in ninth grade, and is based on an application process which includes teacher and counselor nominations, letters of recommendation, and family contact. Call for information.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityStudents with at least a B-C average who demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to their education who qualify for free or reduced lunch at the public high schools in Albany, Schenectady and Troy.

Mentors: Prerequisites for serving as a mentor include having attended college, and making a commitment to stay student-oriented and regularly connected.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 1 United Way
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12205
Main Phone 518-935-1045
Fax 518-935-1049
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Program: SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR
This Service: Support Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adult/Child Mentoring Programs (PH-1400.5000-100)
Mentoring Services Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.1700-500)
Subject Tutoring (HL-8700.8000)