Breakthrough Manchester seeks a diverse group of students who are looking for educational opportunities that will help put them on the path to college. We look for students who are demonstrating their academic potential in school, and who are willing to make a long-term commitment to working with Breakthrough on the path to college. All Breakthrough students express a desire to earn a college degree and are supported by their family in this ambition. Students are academically motivated, demonstrate potential for further academic success, and are committed to involvement with Breakthrough for seven years.
Breakthrough is an academically rigorous and amazingly fun program with teachers who are also students. I have learned things my friends won’t learn until later in school and I have used these tools to get good grades. —Merlyne
Breakthrough gives you a chance to be yourself and express who you are as a person. —Kiara
Breakthrough has proven positive outcomes for our students. Independent and internal assessments show that our students make statistically significant improvements in their reading, writing, and math skills. Additionally, a longitudinal study conducted by Stanford University revealed the positive effects Breakthrough has on students’ effort and involvement in school (increases in time spent on overall homework), and on their perception of school (increases in perceptions of teachers and classmates as supportive of learning, and decreases in school-related problems). Finally, our students consistently self-report that they feel more prepared to be successful in school because of their involvement with Breakthrough.