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Last year's school-year teachers at Breakthrough, with special guest artist Rob Surette.  
Teach at Breakthrough - Make a Difference

High school juniors and seniors in Manchester and surrounding communities are invited to teach in the Breakthrough school-year program this year.  Working with motivated middle school students with few opportunities, the Breakthrough teaching experience is meaningful, challenging, and fun - and it looks great on a college application!  

The online application is now open, with a deadline of September 30.  

Click HERE for more information and to apply.  

Many current and former high school students from Derryfield and surrounding communities have taught at Breakthrough Manchester.

Often, Breakthrough students will return to teach in the program
as they get older.   

A Stunning Video Testimonial
We marked our 25th Anniversary this summer with the release of a video that celebrates Breakthrough Manchester's success in developing high school and college students as teachers and educational leaders.

WATCH the video here.

Featuring five of our Breakthrough Manchester teaching alumni, the film speaks to the power of the Breakthrough experience in lighting a passion for teaching and preparing emerging educators.

Go Teach and Learn!

SNHU Launches the CollegeBound Program for Breakthrough High School Students
Southern New Hampshire University launches the College Bound program for Breakthrough high school students this month!  

Support for this year's ninth graders includes periodic Saturday sessions, tutoring as needed at the schools and a dedicated advisor.

For more information, please contact Ben Gentry via email at
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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!

Spirit Day, Boston Field Trip and Olympics - Oh, My!
The summer session flew by this year! Students wrote essays, discussed censorship, dissected sheep hearts, solved two-variable equations, visited two college campuses, toured Boston, completed service projects, celebrated Spirit Week, considered aspects of diversity and participated in our annual summer Olympics.  Whew!  There is nothing quite like a Breakthrough summer!
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