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Last chance!  Don't miss the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion!
See any familiar faces among our summer 2016 teaching faculty and summer staff? Come catch the Breakthrough spirit!

Join the 125 people who are already registered to attend Breakthrough Manchester's 25th Anniversary!  On July 15, participate in any or all of the festivities between 3:00 and 8:00 pm at The Derryfield School's middle school campus.

Tour Breakthrough, including artwork from themes of the last 25 years.  Connect with current students and teachers.  Participate in an aerial group photo, snap photos with friends and former colleagues in our photo booth, and delight in digital photo slide shows from prior years.  Enjoy the unveiling of our 25th Anniversary video and celebrate Breakthrough's legacy even as we launch its future.  Connect and reconnect with students, teachers, staff and champions over good food and beverages.

Pick your day!
Visit Breakthrough this summer!
Summer is a busy time, so we're making it easy! Pick any weekday day between July 5 and August 5 to visit us this summer.  Come see our dual mission in action!  The visit is free, of course, but registration is required.  

All visits begin at 8:00 am and last for 90 minutes. Like everything at Breakthrough, we pack a lot into a short time!  You will experience a Breakthrough morning greeting, tour the school, observe an academic class, speak with students and teachers and meet with the Director for a Q &A session.

Register just yourself, or better yet, register with a group of colleagues to share this experience.  Adults only, please.

Launching our LEAD Course 
and Career Cruising Platform
Carrie Foster, an international educator with deep roots in Breakthrough Manchester and The Derryfield School, is developing and teaching our LEAD course (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Destination) for our rising ninth grade students.  The course will develop essential leadership skills while bridging the transition to the new Breakthrough College Bound High School program based at Southern NH University.

Breakthrough Manchester is also investing in Career Cruising, a resource-rich web-based college and career exploration and mentoring platform.  Breakthrough students will establish Career Cruising accounts in the middle school program and use them with mentors throughout high school to build a profile and portfolio for college and career.  
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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