Student Career Partnership

Empowering Youth. Ending Poverty.

Sponsor a student as they strive to meet their professional goals.

Career Partnership Program Goal

Access Youth Academy is passionate about partnering individual Access students with accomplished professionals who have a strong desire to equip the next generation of leaders with the support, guidance, and access to opportunity they need to achieve their educational & professional goals.


Sponsorship Program Outline

Access students are bright, hard-working, and motivated youths who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Student Career Partnership program is an opportunity for accomplished professionals like yourself to:

-Stand up for student success by providing invaluable expert career advice and insight.

-Help guide a student as they make important decisions affecting their long-term educational and professional trajectory.

-Provide the financial support necessary to assure student participation in an array of enriching activities.

-Expose students to exciting career-specific opportunities.


Student Benefits:

- Can feel secure in having the support and guidance they need to focus their energies on achieving their educational and professional goals.

- Can participate in extracurricular enrichment activities available through Access Youth Academy such as: SEA Citizenship tour (inquire for more details about our enrichment programs).

-Intensive, high quality summer educational opportunities hosted by leading universities and colleges.

-Guaranteed participation in regional squash tournaments.

-Has the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty and find success.


Sponser Benefits:

Sponsoring a student through the Student Career Partnership program offers a unique opportunity to create a special, unique, and lasting bond with an Access student.

-By participating in this life-altering program you will be able to guide the student’s process of turning dreams into reality, and in doing so will become a trusted mentor and friend.

-Over time, you will get to watch the impact of your support and guidance on your student, their family, and their entire community, celebrating with them along the way.

-Sponsoring a student’s career pathway is a personal and effective way to fight poverty. When you sponsor a student in need, you build a special relationship that encourages hope for the future.

-Sponsoring a student gives you the opportunity to live more generously and model giving back to your community.

-You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.

Financial Commitment

$5,000 to sponsor a student for one year.

Join Access Youth Academy in our 14-year promise as we work together to chart a path from underserved communities to academic and career success.


Impact: Success Stories at Access Youth Academy

Hanna's Story

Class of 2019

“Access changed my life. It helped me become a better student, a better athlete and a better person.”

William's Story

Class of 2020

"I didn't know what career path I wanted. Access transformed my life. I know who I am and what I want to do now."

Reyna's Story

Class of 2019

“Access gave me the tools to succeed. I look forward to contributing to my community.”

Yan's Story

Class of 2021

“Luckiest girl in the world. Thank you Access for all you have done for me when I was younger!"

Tools for Transformation

The four pillars of Access Youth Academy

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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to transform the lives of underserved youth. Access was founded in 2006 by Greg Scherman and Chris Walker, who believed the San Diego community could benefit from an urban squash program that provided opportunity and support unlike any other non-profit in the region.

Federal Tax-ID (EIN) 20-5119659

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