On a beautiful June day, students from the class of 2014 crossed a milestone of their teenage lives: Graduation. On June 5th, 2014, twelve students from the Pittsburgh Day School and Career Development Center, five students from the School for Autism, and one student from the School for the Deaf walked across the stage as videos from their journey at Pressley Ridge played. Afterwards a luncheon was held where proud parents, family and friends took photos and congratulations were exchanged.
Families often say that their youngsters would not have made it to graduation if they hadn’t been nurtured by the staff at Pressley Ridge. We believe in the mission of Pressley Ridge: “Whatever it takes to create success for children and families” and try to find the right balance between support and push. We try our hardest to help kids and families identify strengths and skills they possibly didn’t know they possessed. But we are only a stepping stone when it comes to helping these children and families succeed. They must be the ones who reach out for it. As the students crossed the stage and moved their tassels, we saw how the support of a community of committed people can make a difference.
All of the faculty and staff at Pressley Ridge are proud of the hard work and accomplishments the graduating students achieved and wish them well.