Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summerbridge celebrates 20 years of helping kids get an advance on the new school year

Summerbridge San Diego is celebrating its 20th year of providing academic, leadership, and social-emotional support to students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District in a partnership with UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.
Summerbridge students

“Thanks to the experience of Summerbridge San Diego, I was able to obtain a full paid scholarship (Circle of Excellence) to the University of San Diego, said Marcos Arguelles, Chollas Mead Elementary Class of 2006 and University of San Diego Sophomore. "Summerbridge San Diego prepared me for my studies at the University of San Diego by developing my leadership skills, encouraging community involvement, and assisting me in completing the A-G Requirements. I feel privileged to give back to the program, which gave me so much, by coming back as a teacher this year."

Summerbridge San Diego is an independent, privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is celebrating its 20th year. The six-week summer program serves 157 elementary and middle school students with academic classes and leadership development. Students are instructed and assessed in transition according to both the California State Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards for grades five through eight in English-Language Arts, mathematics, and science.

The program is holding its annual Visitors Day starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at La Jolla High, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). 
For more information, contact Castro at conradocastrojr@gmail.com. Please visit us at www.SummerbridgeSD.com.