Breakthrough Collaborative operates summer and school-year programming to partner with students from under-resourced communities on their paths to college and offers a challenging teaching residency for college undergraduates under the guidance of professional teachers. Breakthrough uses a unique “students teaching students” model to create rigorous, vibrant learning communities across the nation.
The Breakthrough teaching fellow experience is designed for undergraduates of all majors and for those who intend to pursue careers in education, as well as those who haven’t yet considered it. The opportunity is unlike any other available to undergraduates and our alumni are transformed by the experience. Education coursework is not a prerequisite. We seek applicants with a deep interest in social justice and a passion for working with students. Our teaching fellows must be committed to personal growth and comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Because we celebrate the diversity of our community, we seek undergraduate applicants from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. During the nine-week residency, Breakthrough teaching fellows receive over 100 hours of teaching and leadership training, and 75 hours of lead classroom experience. Breakthrough has sites across the country.
Applications are due Thursday, February 27. Learn more and apply here.