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Phil Tatro joined 140 other community members in appreciating our student and teacher alumni speakers at last year's Back to Summer Breakfast.
Register today for the Back to Summer Breakfast
Cityside Management Corp. is our Valedictorian Sponsor for the Breakfast.  
Thank you!
The Back to Summer Breakfast is our largest community friend- and fund-raising event of the year. With a 25-year track record of achievement and a major announcement to share, we have much to celebrate!   

Delicious food, good company, inspiring students and dedicated emerging teachers; join us and learn more about our work in closing the opportunity gap.

April 20, 7:30-8:30 am
Southern NH University's Dining Center.

Back to Summer Breakfast

Registration Open Now - July 15
Our 25th Anniversary!
Whether you experienced Summerbridge or Breakthrough, we want you back to celebrate our past success and aspire to our ambitious future!     

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!

25th Anniversary Celebration!

Frequently Asked Questions
We often receive questions about the relationship between Breakthrough Manchester and The Derryfield School and why Breakthrough conducts its own fundraising and annual campaign.

We have assembled the answers to those most frequently asked questions here.

Have a different kind of question?  Email Becky Berk so that we can answer your question and better inform others at the same time!

Quick Links

2014-2015 Annual Report

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!

Partnerships Bring Sensational Artist to Breakthrough
Rob Surette and his Amazing Hero Art
Rob Surette has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Tonight Show and twice on Good Morning America. Just last month he was featured in TIME magazine. And this past Saturday he performed at Breakthrough's Super Saturday!

Demonstrating his record-breaking speed painting skills and creating spectacular over-sized portraits, Rob also delivered messages of encouragement for our students; messages about dreaming big, working hard, being kind and having the courage to make a difference.

Made possible through our partnerships with Southern New Hampshire University Student Ambassadors and Jayme's Fund for Social Justice, Rob's Amazing Hero Art was an amazing treat for our Breakthrough students and families!

Oh, and this Abe Lincoln portrait? Rob painted it in six minutes!  Mother Theresa took four minutes, Einstein took two minutes, and Rob painted Martin Luther King in an astonishing 50 seconds.

Rob Surette, second from left in back row, with our Breakthrough Manchester teachers and the portraits that he had just finished painting in his show.

Southern NH University Student Ambassadors
with our Breakthrough Teachers!
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