They May Not Have Won the Super Bowl…

18 Feb 2011 |

…but the Pittsburgh Steelers are winning in their community!

If you’re a student at the Pittsburgh Promise, this is what you can look forward to:

“Every ninth-grader gets invited to Heinz Field for a pep talk by Pittsburgh Steelers coachMike Tomlin. And because ninth grade is a make-or-break point for many students, a Promise Readiness Corps meets daily to make sure no one falls through the cracks.”‘

USA Today

Those are two great services provided by the Pittsburgh Promise, a coordinated scholarship program backed by the Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh Public Schools, community members, and other supporters, whose ranks include, it seems, the Pittburgh Steelers!

For more info on the Pittsburgh Promise, check out their website, or the Department of Education’s latest newsletter.

Tayshauna Lester, a 7th grader at Allegheny Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, gets a hug from Tamara Davis following a mentoring session after school.