Student / Partner Alliance President Emmett Daly, second from right, joins Other Fellow First Foundation Directors Brett Haire, Jordan Glatt and Jim Greberis at the famous Summit Diner as the Foundation hosted an S/PA “friend raiser.”

Summit-based Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA) supports motivated high school students at private high schools in New Jersey’s urban areas of Essex, Hudson and Union counties with tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, and ultimately to lead successful and productive lives.

S/PA provides both scholarship and mentoring support, a combination is key to S/PA’s 100% high school graduation and college enrollment rate for our students over the past five academic years. Mentors motivate students to succeed not only in academics, but also personally by encouraging them to reach for higher goals and achieve their potential. SPA has provided over 2,000 scholarships and $2.5 million in financial aide since its founding.

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