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Our 2017-18 school-year teaching interns!
Breakthrough Selects High School Students as Teaching Interns
Teachers, Tutors, Mentors
After a thorough application and review process, Breakthrough has selected 16 high school juniors and seniors to teach, tutor and mentor our 7th and 8th graders this school year.  From a pool of 27 candidates, students were chosen based on a written application and essays, a teacher recommendation, review of transcripts and a five-minute mock teaching exercise presented to peers and external evaluators.  

Students represent Manchester Central, Manchester Memorial, Manchester School of Technology, Merrimack High School and The Derryfield School.


College Undergrads - Apply Now for a Teaching Fellowship Summer '18!
Early Action Application Deadline January 11, 2018
Breakthrough Manchester will hire 24 college undergraduates, from freshman to senior, as summer Teaching Fellows for our award-winning, paid, nine-week program.  Two weeks of training, weekly support from professional educators and the opportunity to work with Breakthrough's stellar middle school students make an extraordinary summer experience!

The process is competitive and we generally hire 70-80% of our Teaching Fellows from the Early Action pool of candidates.  Learn more and apply.

Giving Thanks for Giving
We are participating in 
on November 28!

(We'll send them a note.)

(A great gift for someone who already has it all.)

(A smaller monthly gift goes a long way!)

(From sponsorships to volunteering to providing a homestay or professional services, we welcome your support!)

Want to know more?

Check out our mission, program model 
and a report to funders 
on our 2017 summer outcomes here!

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Pipelines and Pathways
Breakthrough Manchester is a critical link in the PATHWAY to college 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 during their middle school years
* Connecting ninth graders with the Breakthrough College-Bound program at Southern NH University to create a seamless pipeline of opportunity 
* Recruiting, training, mentoring and supporting college students, and some local high-achieving high school students, as excellent teachers
* Engaging a broad array of stakeholders in understanding, promoting, funding and championing both missions of Breakthrough. 

With thanks,

Becky Berk
Executive Director
Breakthrough Manchester