Breakthrough Collaborative Info Session (formerly Summerbridge)

Looking for something to do this summer besides serving coffee? Maybe something that involves inspiring, mentoring and gaining leadership skills?

Come learn about summer opportunities offered by Breakthrough Collaborative. Breakthrough is a national non-profit that increases educational opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students and inspires outstanding college and high school students to pursue careers in education.

Consistently featured as a Top Ten Internship by the Princeton Review, Breakthrough’s innovative Students Teaching Students model partners middle-school students with college and high school students who serve as teachers, role models and mentors, providing real-life examples that it’s ‘cool to be smart’. Breakthrough boasts a proven ripple effect of positive results: 80% of Breakthrough student alumni are accepted to college preparatory programs and 72% of

Breakthrough teachers, many of whom were Breakthrough students, go on to pursue professional careers in education. Breakthrough teachers are talented high school and college students from around the country. They are bright, passionate, creative and intrigued by learning and teaching—even if they are not necessarily planning to become teachers. While teachers range from freshmen in high school to seniors in college, they work closely together as equals and colleagues.

As a teacher, you will:

  • Teach up to 3 academic classes and 1 elective in small classes of no more than 7 or 8 kids.
  • Participate in ongoing reflection about the work, the students, the program, and your personal involvement.
  • Be an active, positive role model for the students in the program.
  • Work with students’ families to best serve the needs of their children.

Join us to find out about this great opportunity to change lives and effect change!

For more information, contact: epachico@wesleyan.edu, sswenson@wesleyan.edu (Campus Recruiters). Info session:

Date: Tuesday, December 5
Time: 8-9pm
Venue: PAC 002

2 thoughts on “Breakthrough Collaborative Info Session (formerly Summerbridge)

  1. r.kellett

    Breakthrough Collaborative (Summerbridge) is a fantastic program. Rated in the top ten of Princeton Review’s top internships, the program gives you new found appreciation for teachers because you have to seriously be one for six weeks. An intense experience that is the stepping stone to something like Teach for America.

  2. r.kellett

    Breakthrough Collaborative (Summerbridge) is a fantastic program. Rated in the top ten of Princeton Review’s top internships, the program gives you new found appreciation for teachers because you have to seriously be one for six weeks. An intense experience that is the stepping stone to something like Teach for America.

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