Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar
Since 1996, Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar has been helping students from low-income families acquire the academic skills they need to earn high school diplomas and enter college.
The agency, founded by civic leaders and social entrepreneurs in 1996, currently serves over 400 aspiring scholars from Albany, Schenectady and Troy High Schools.
Support includes weekly homework sessions, paid tutors, graphing calculators, fees for advanced placement courses, SAT preparation and testing, and for college visits and applications.
Here to tell us more is Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar Executive Director, Bill Corbett.