Advancing Education for Paterson Teens

Through the Educational Advancement Initiative, Oasis creates a path for Paterson students to succeed

by providing focused college and career opportunities through the Oasis Teen Program

as well as resources and support to attend private high schools.

Holistic program

This program includes:

  • Financial support for tuition, transportation, club/sport fees, uniforms, and more in partnership with local private high schools
  • College and career planning through the Oasis Teen Program
  • Social-emotional support through Oasis Social Workers
  • Mentorship to see students "to and through" high school and college/trade school

For a shareable PDF of the program, click here.

Here's How you can help:

  • Sponsor One Student.   It costs an estimated $5,000 to support one student for an academic year, which includes tuition, fees, and support of the Oasis teen program.
  • Support students through a major gift. Help grow the Oasis Educational Advancement Fund to address unexpected student financial needs and prepare for additional students.  Establish a scholarship in your name with a multi-year gift.
  • Gather a few friends and become recurring monthly donors. It doesn't take a large gift to make a large impact.  A $53 monthly donation from 8 people supports one high schooler for the year.

Donate here 

or contact Jennifer Brady, Executive Director, at or (973) 881-8307 x101 to learn more.