Experience Breakthrough: Tour our program or Visit our office
It’s an exciting time at Breakthrough. Hundreds of middle school students, high school students, and college students are kicking off their summer learning with us next month. Join us for one of our upcoming Experience Breakthrough events to witness the impact of your support and see our students and AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows in action.
OBSERVE OUR PROGRAM
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER VISITORS DAYS
Thursday, June 29 from 8:30 AM–10:00 AM at UT Austin
Tuesday, July 11 from 8:30 AM –10:00 AM at Manor New Tech Middle School
Tuesday, July 18 from 8:30 AM–10:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Upper School
Wednesday, July 19 from 8:30 AM–10:00 AM at Del Valle Opportunity Center
The six-week, academically intensive summer program for middle school students is the cornerstone of Breakthrough’s program. During Visitors Days, community members are invited to observe our program in action, take a tour and meet Breakthrough students and teaching fellows.
ENGAGE WITH OUR STUDENTS
HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Friday, June 23, 11:30–1:30 p.m. at Del Valle Opportunity Center (50 volunteers needed)
Friday, July 7, 11:30–1:30 p.m. at UT Austin (50 volunteers needed)
Thursday, July 27, 11:30–1:30 p.m. at Manor New Tech High School (50 volunteers needed)
The Leadership Institute will help our 10th-grade students develop life skills that are essential to their success in college and beyond. This year, students will take on the role of college recruiters and give their best pitch to persuade prospective students (community volunteers) to attend their campus. Students will demonstrate their college knowledge, leadership, and communication skills covered over our two-week program in a concise, refined presentation to adult volunteers and partners. Volunteers will have the opportunity to share meaningful feedback and vote for their top pitches.
BREAKTHROUGH INTERNSHIP NETWORK PRESENTATIONS OF LEARNING
Friday, August 4, 11:00-2:30 p.m. at location TBA (50 volunteers needed)
The Breakthrough Internship Network is a collaborative internship program for Breakthrough and KIPP college students to gain invaluable professional experience through paid internships at businesses in the Austin area. At the conclusion of these internships, students will give presentations on what the experience taught them to a panel of volunteers.
When RSVPing, please let us know which event you’d like to attend.
BEHIND THE SCENES
You will experience Breakthrough behind the scenes at our East Austin headquarters. You will learn about our innovative, long-term approach to creating first-generation college graduates, meet alumni and program leadership who are on the front line changing lives, and hear about ways you can make a difference.
Friday, September 29 from 9 AM – 10:30 AM at the Breakthrough Office
Friday, December 8 from 9 AM – 10:30 AM at the Breakthrough Office