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These students joined our Breakthrough community in 2015.  
We are seeking our new class of sixth graders now for summer 2016!
Sixth grade students invited to apply now!

Help us spread the word!
The application is now open for sixth grade students across the city to apply to Breakthrough!  Our three-year program includes 6-week intensive summers and a handful of Saturdays through the school year - all tuition-free.  We seek students with a high level of academic achievement (or potential for future achievement,) and our goal is to ensure that these students, particularly those with limited opportunities, enter high school already prepared to succeed on the path to college.   For more information and to apply.
Save the Date(s) - April 20 and July 15
Our first breakfast last year was a great success, and so crowded that people had a hard time reaching the coffee station!  So, we're thrilled to announce that Southern NH University has offered to host our Breakfast this year in their campus Dining Center! Great location, fabulous food, inspirational young people and a mission to train emerging teachers and simultaneously close the opportunity gap. What could be better?   Sponsor the breakfast to get a jump on attendance and be seen as a leader in opening doors for the next generation of amazing leaders.  Many thanks to Cityside which has already signed on as our Valedictorian sponsor!

Whether you experienced Summerbridge or Breakthrough, we want you back to celebrate our  quadranscentennial.    ( The term "quadrans" was the name of a Roman coin and  means a fourth or a quarter.  See?  You always learn something at Breakthrough!)    C ome and celebrate the friendship, memories and inspiration of Breakthrough even as we chart an exciting new course for the years to come. T eachers, student alums, instructional coaches, parents, staff members, directors or champions - all are welcome!  To register and for lodging information, click here.

Apply Now to Teach in the Summer 2016
Final Application Deadline is February 23
Breakthrough Manchester will select approximately sixteen Teaching Fellows for Summer 2016. The competitive admission process is designed to select only the best candidates to participate in our teaching fellow corps. Learn more and apply!

Ideal applicants are committed to the mission. They believe it is unconscionable that millions of hard-working students across the country are denied access to the best educational opportunities simply because they have limited resources. As a result, they are inspired and inspiring. They are also extremely persistent and hard-working, which is why they are academically successful and are current and future leaders.

The days at Breakthrough are demanding; the hours are long; the work is hard. But the rewards are unparalleled - teaching motivated, hard-working students who want to attend a four-year college just like their teachers; working with caring, committed, and passionate college students from across the country to close the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps for a generation of young people; and receiving personal guidance, feedback, and support from instructional coaches.  

If you're up for a summer of learning, leadership and laughter, apply to teach with us!    Learn more and apply!
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Pipelines and Pathways
Breakthrough Manchester is a critical link in the PATHWAY for bright, limited opportunity students, and a PIPELINE for the development of the next generation of excellent teachers.  

Connect with us, so that we can better connect these pathways and pipelines for students!

Our Mission
Our Vision
All young people, regardless of circumstance, can achieve their full potential as students, teachers and leaders.

Our Mission
The dual missions of Breakthrough Manchester are to launch promising Manchester middle school students, particularly those with limited opportunities, on the path to college while inspiring high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

We do this by:
* Recruiting and selectively admitting high-potential sixth graders with limited opportunities from Manchester middle schools for a tuition-free, three-year program
* Providing three rigorous, joyful academic summers and school year supports to admitted students
* Recruiting, training, mentoring and supporting college students, and some local high-achieving high school students, as excellent teachers
* Connecting with similar programs serving Manchester high schools to create a pipeline of opportunity for Breakthrough students as they enter ninth grade
* Engaging a broad array of stakeholders in understanding, promoting, funding and championing both missions of Breakthrough. 

With thanks,

Becky Berk
Executive Director
Breakthrough Manchester