At Breakthrough Atlanta students teach students
At Breakthrough Atlanta students teach students
Our teacher interns are talented students with career interests in education-young men and women that students can relate to.
The program is tuition-free
The program is tuition-free
The cost is six years of commitment. In return, we provide a strong academic foundation and a wide range of projects - from community service and college education to the arts and public speaking.
The program is challenging, but it’s fun, too.
The program is challenging, but it’s fun, too.
Our student programs offer challenging academic and personal development opportunities. Breakthrough Atlanta develops well-rounded students who work hard, have fun, and celebrate excellence.

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Breakthrough Atlanta, hosted by The Lovett School-and now the Atlanta Youth Academy-opened in 1996. Part of the successful Breakthrough Collaborative national program, Breakthrough Atlanta increases educational opportunity for motivated middle school students from metro Atlanta public schools and inspires talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

Our dual mission makes us unique:

  • We provide a six-year, tuition free, year-round, academically rigorous study skills enrichment program that provides a pathway to college for Atlanta’s middle and high school students.
  • Our Teacher Interns program provides an intensive hands-on teacher training experience for college students who have an interest in education.

Students are selected to create a student body that is economically, geographically, and ethnically diverse. In addition, we look to bring different students with different family structures and academic abilities together in a safe learning environment. Breakthrough Atlanta is a place where kids build their list of skills by: aiming high, working hard, listening, learning about differences, and being kind. And they find their voice through increased knowledge, confidence, respect and awareness of personal responsibility.

In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by high school and college students aspiring to be teachers.

During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, with a curriculum concentrating on academic areas that foster a lifelong love of learning.

After the middle school component, students continue into the high school College Prep program. This includes workshops on SAT prep, college counseling, team building, leadership, and effective communication, as well as summer workshops to enhance their high school experience and college application.

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Increasing Academic Opportunity for Thousands of Highly Motivated, Underserved Students.

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