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Thursday, 11 November 2021 15:00

Dine Out to Support Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dine out to support Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Cantina (408 Broadway) from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Schedule a work lunch, meet family and friends for dinner, or have drinks at the bar. Dine in or take out, reservations are recommended. Make sure to mention SSAS to your server and SSAS will receive 33% of your bill. 

About Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar 

Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar (SSAS) is 501(c) (3) organization that was established to help financially disadvantaged young men and women in the Saratoga Springs School District successfully complete high school and college. 

Each year, 10 high school sophomores are chosen to enter the program. SSAS provides them with needed school supplies, weekly structured study sessions, tutoring in subjects where they fall behind or express a need for assistance, PSAT and SAT training courses, study skills classes, exam fees for Advanced Placement courses and numerous college visits. 

SSAS also provides counselors to assist them will college preparation, in partnership with Skidmore College. They also help them find part-time or summer employment. 

For more information about Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar, visit their website at saratogasponsorascholar.org. 

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar (SSAS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that, for a decade now, has been around to help financiallydisadvantaged young men and women in the Saratoga Springs School District complete high school and college. Ten high school sophomores are chosen each year for the program. Each scholar is provided with a mentor through the Saratoga Mentoring Program. This mentor stays with the student throughout their seven-year participation in the program.

“This year’s college acceptances are starting to come in. Our seniors have received more than 40 acceptances already, with more to come,” said Jim LaVigne, volunteer executive director of SSAS.

“We have had eight graduating classes, which is 76 kids, that have graduated from the high school portion of the program. One hundred percent of them have been accepted into college; most of these kids were kids that weren’t even going to go to college,” LaVigne explained.

“Our goal is to get them into college,” LaVigne stated.

With a 100 percent success rate, it looks like SSAS continues to meet their goal each year.

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