Lehigh Valley Summerbridge (LVS) is a non-profit program hosted by Moravian Academy. More than 80 middle school students from throughout the Lehigh Valley enroll in two summers of enrichment classes and two years of after school tutoring. LVS assists middle school students with academic potential and limited resources to enter and succeed in college preparatory programs.
At LVS, high school and college students teach and mentor middle school students. Lehigh Valley Summerbridge encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and for the education of others.
Our students are a balanced mix of seventh and eighth grade boys and girls from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. They are highly motivated and seek out opportunities for educational enrichment.
They represent the following middle schools:
In Allentown: Harrison-Morton and Raub Middle Schools
In Bethlehem: Broughal, East Hills, Holy Infancy, Nitschmann, and Northeast Middle Schools
In Easton: Easton Middle School
Our teachers are recruited from local and national colleges, and select high schools. Most Summerbridge teachers wish to pursue a professional teaching career. Ninety percent of former Summerbridge teachers are teaching professionally in the Lehigh Valley, across the nation, and internationally.
During the school year, local high school and college students can volunteer their time and tutor with LVS. We are currently looking for volunteer tutors to work with our 90 students. Tutors meet with their students one or more days a week after school to work on homework, study skills, enrichment activities, and community service projects.
The after school tutoring sites are held at one of our seven partner schools throughout the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Summerbridge has several volunteer positions available in our summer program. To inquire about volunteering opportunities, call 610-865-8072.