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Experience Breakthrough This Summer

OBSERVE OUR PROGRAM

Middle School Summer Academy Visitors Days

  • Thursday, June 27 from 8:30–10:00 a.m., UT Austin
  • Tuesday, July 16 from 8:30–10:00 a.m., Manor Middle School
  • Thursday, July 18 from 8:30–10:00 a.m., St. Andrews Upper School

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

  • Thursday, June 13, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Del Valle (full)
  • Wednesday, July 3, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at UT Austin (50 volunteers needed)
  • Thursday, July 25, 11:30–1:30 p.m. at Manor (waitlist) 

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.

Training & Lunch provided for volunteers

THE BREAKTHROUGH INTERNSHIP NETWORK PRESENTATIONS OF LEARNING

  • Tuesday, August 6, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Accenture (323 Congress Avenue) (30 volunteers needed)
  • Tuesday, August 6, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Accenture (323 Congress Avenue) (30 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. 

Training & Lunch provided for volunteers

 

BREAKTHROUGH BEHIND THE SCENES

 Breakthrough Behind the Scenes is a quarterly series of conversations, hosted at our East Austin headquarters, where we pull back the curtain on our mission, featuring a different topic each quarter. You will learn about our innovative, long-term approach to creating first-generation college graduates, meet alumni and program leadership, and hear about ways to make a difference for our Breakthrough students and community.

RSVP (September)

SEPTEMBER BEHIND THE SCENES

Date: Friday, September 20

Time: 9 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: TBD

RSVP (December)

DECEMBER BEHIND THE SCENES

Date: Friday, December 13

Time: 9 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: TBD