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Breakthrough Collaborative



Vision
At Breakthrough, we envision a day when all children will have equal access to excellent educational opportunities and
enthusiastic teachers committed to students' educational success.  

Core Values
Breakthrough believes in the power of education to radically change young peoples’ lives. We believe the middle school
years are the critical crossroads where students make choices that will dramatically affect their futures. We are passionate
in our belief that every child deserves access to an excellent education and the encouragement to succeed.  Breakthrough
celebrates excellence and abhors mediocrity. The spirit of celebration is energetic, enthusiastic, and contagious. Young
people who would ordinarily downplay their interest in academics discover that not only is it “cool to be smart” but that
learning is fun.  

What Makes Breakthrough Special
Breakthrough is unique in that it has a dual mission: improving the educational trajectory of underserved middle school
students and inspiring young people to enter the field of education. Breakthrough’s success is due to a unique combination
of elements that result in an exciting and energetic educational experience:      

* Motivated, underserved students who are at the critical age when they are searching for role models and making choices
that will dramatically affect their futures.    

* Enthusiastic and talented teachers who serve as mentors and role models and bring to life the idea that “it’s cool to be
smart.”    

* An academically rigorous program supplemented by creative arts, multicultural programs, and public speaking
opportunities.    

* An infectious spirit of fun and a celebration of excellence.