Breakthrough trains high-achieving high school and college students to teach as part of its unique Students Teaching Students model. With guidance and support from Program Directors and experienced professional Instructional Coaches, college and high-school students shoulder the responsibilities of full-time educators as they implement curricula, plan daily lessons, manage student behavior, and commit their time to helping younger students follow in their footsteps on the road to college.
Through this rigorous training, support, and hands-on experience, Breakthrough Teaching Fellows are inspired to become the next generation of urban educators. Breakthrough intentionally recruits college students from backgrounds that align with our students’ to create strong mentor-mentee relationships. Our training program aims to develop diverse, skilled and passionate educators who will be ready to join the field of education. Over 75% of our teaching fellow alum go on to pursue a career in education.