Breakthrough Atlanta, hosted by The Lovett School-and now the Atlanta Youth Academy-opened in 1996. Part of the successful Breakthrough Collaborative national program, Breakthrough Atlanta increases educational opportunity for motivated middle school students from metro Atlanta public schools and inspires talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.
Breakthrough believes in the power of education to change young peoples' lives radically. We believe the middle school years are the critical crossroads where students make choices that will affect their futures dramatically. We are passionate in our belief that every child deserves access to an excellent education and the encouragement to succeed. Breakthrough Atlanta provides an arena of instruction, skills, and encouragement-as well as mentoring by professional teachers. The goal is simple: to provide the academic instruction, social skills, and confidence students need to succeed on the pathway to college-and in life.
We provide an academically intense pathway to college for motivated metro Atlanta public school students to encourage academic success. We provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience(internship) for high school and college students, inspiring a new generation of teachers.