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In this season of sharing and celebration, 
I want to thank you for  believing .  

For your unshakable belief 
in the potential of our students.  

For your belief in the life-altering power 
of even a single excellent teacher.  

For your belief in the potent combination 
of hard  work   and access to opportunity.

For your belief in the importance 
of paying it forward.

Your beliefs and support have opened countless doors 
to a better future for a thousand students since 1991. 

You have touched the lives of thousands more 
through the inspired work of our teacher alumni.


Happy Holidays!

With deepest gratitude and best wishes for 2017,
The students, teachers and staff of Breakthrough Manchester


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 six-year 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