GiveYour donations make it possible for Summit to offer life-changing education and job skills to students at no cost to them, and no debt.
Your gift changes livesOur vision is to create a community where adults work, children learn and community thrives. In just 20 weeks, our vocational training programs move students from unemployment or minimum wage jobs to family-supporting careers.
A gift to Summit provides a “hand up” to those working to improve their economic security. Tuition at Summit is priced at $7,050, but because of the generosity of our donors, no student ever pays out-of-pocket to attend. Systemic lack of access to education and employment has created a permanent underclass for too many in our community. When coupled with the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic, Summit’s training programs and support services are needed now more than ever. 2020 Annual Report: View the interactive digital reportIt is estimated that there are 100,000 adults in the Twin Cities without a high school diploma or GED. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics those without a high school degree or GED earn an average of $10,000 less per year than those with the credential. Summit’s 10-week GED program builds a foundation for increased life time earnings.
Career and Technical EducationSummit transforms communities by offering industry-recognized training and credentials in in-demand career fields with high salary growth potential.
- Carpentry graduates earn an average starting salary of $36,380
- Electrician graduates earn an average starting salary of $36,260
- Network Operation Center graduates earn an average starting salary of $34,360