Summerbridge New Orleans was founded with support from the directors of Summerbridge San Francisco and the affiliate model was created.      


  Summerbridge hired its first college-aged teachers.      


  Summerbridge staffed its math department entirely with high school teachers, with professional teachers as mentors. The students-teaching-students and teachers-coaching-teachers model was born.      


Lois Loofburrow founded the first Breakthrough program under the name Summerbridge. Summerbridge was designed as a six-week summer program for middle schoolers at University High School in San Francisco. The multi-year program was tuition-free—the cost of...