Summer 2021 Program Application Is Now Open

Breakthrough Atlanta is now accepting applications for new students. Please complete your application by clicking the “Apply” button above. We are looking forward to reviewing your application.

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The Program is Challenging, but it's fun too!

At Breakthrough Atlanta, students teach students.

The program is tuition-free.

Inspiring Students, Developing Teachers… Together, We Are Breakthrough Atlanta.

To meet the challenges of today’s world, students need an edge.

At Breakthrough Atlanta, we help them find it.

Grounded in the philosophy of students teaching students, Breakthrough Atlanta is a very special program that enhances the social and academic qualities that help students get ready to transition to-and succeed in-college. It’s like getting a head start on life.


Breakthrough Atlanta pursues a dual mission to: increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and get them into college ready to succeed; and inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

Breakthrough Atlanta History

Since Breakthrough Atlanta’s beginning, the program has served more than 500 young teachers and more than 2,000 students from Metro Atlanta’s public schools.

Of those students served, 80% have gone on to college.


  • Breakthrough Atlanta 69% 69%
  • Metro Atlanta Area 2017 (State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report 2019) 27% 27%


“Since entering BTA, my daughter’s writing skills and speaking skills have improved tremendously.”