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Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.
Founded in 1978, Breakthrough Collaborative has changed the lives of tens of thousands of students, utilizing a unique dual mission to: â¢ Increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and put them on the trajectory of a successful college path; and â¢ Inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.
The core of all Breakthrough programs is a proven students teaching students model. Promising students engage in academically rigorous coursework taught by their bright and energetic young teachers, while a supportive community sustains them on their path to college. Breakthrough: • engages students with demanding academic curricula, • helps middle school students thrive in the top college preparatory high schools in their communities, • provides ongoing support to help every student earn admission to a four-year college, and • creates teaching opportunities for outstanding high school and college students.