Summerbridge Pittsburgh, a Breakthrough Program
Summerbridge Pittsburgh provides a tuition-free, six-year, life-changing experience that empowers at-risk middle and high school students to achieve academic success while inspiring young adults to pursue careers in education.
Summerbridge Pittsburgh uses a high-energy and hands-on approach to learning and leadership to create an exciting process of personal and intellectual discovery for its teachers and students. Students gain the academic and leadership skills critical to educational and personal success while high school and college-aged teachers learn that the best educators are driven by dedication and passion.
Summerbridge Pittsburgh is located on the Sewickley Academy campus.
Summerbridge Pittsburgh is part of the Breakthrough Collaborative, a national non-profit that increases educational opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students and inspires outstanding college and high school students to pursue careers in education. Founded originally in San Francisco in 1978 as Summerbridge, the Breakthrough Collaborative serves over 2,000 middle school students in 33 locations throughout the U.S.