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Breakthrough Atlanta’s far-reaching impact would not be possible without well thought-out planning and continuous evaluation of our goals to ensure long-term sustainability. We continue setting priorities to help us further grow our mission impact in the communities we serve. At the heart of our future is our unwavering commitment to our mission and to enriching the lives of our students and future educators.



Expanding services to better support students and their families

Some of our students and their families have needs and challenges that require additional support beyond our educational programming. When COVID-19 hit and it became apparent that Atlanta’s underserved communities were experiencing learning loss, food insecurity and trauma related to social isolation and economic upheaval, we began implementing new support services and employed counselors and case managers to help identify and address the pressing needs the pandemic caused for our students. With help from our community, we are permanently expanding our support services and case management activities to better assess and address needs, and connect students and families with community resources that can help, including academic and college counseling services, and financial aid education.

Offering more STEAM educational programming

With growing career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math, we are increasing STEAM education in our programming for 7th and 8th graders to offer more robust, hands-on STEAM enrichment opportunities for our students.

Attracting the highest caliber of instructors

We constantly strive to attract top talent for education leadership opportunities that will prepare a new and diverse generation of teachers. One of our initiatives involves a unique partnership with AmeriCorps, a national civic service organization that connects its members with mission-driven organizations to fill critical community needs. For the second consecutive year, Breakthrough Atlanta received grant funds awarded by AmeriCorps to organizations that are tackling some of the toughest problems in Georgia. The $180K+ awarded to Breakthrough Atlanta will enable 46 AmeriCorps members to serve as teaching fellows during the organization’s 2022 signature summer learning program. AmeriCorps members also served as teaching fellows during Breakthrough Atlanta’s 2021 summer learning experience. READ MORE


Preparing for future growth, sustainability, and success

When the Lovett School launched the Breakthrough Atlanta program in 1996, it paved the way for thousands of young people to experience life-changing educational opportunities while equipping them with skills and resources to succeed in college and beyond. The strong foundation laid by the Lovett School 25 years ago—and its ongoing support—enabled Breakthrough Atlanta to become a self-sustaining nonprofit organization in 2020. Lovett will continue to be a critical resource as we cultivate new partnerships and increase our support base toward future growth.

The successes of the past 25 years have set a strong foundation for our path forward. We’ve made incredible strides, and our future is bright. We can’t wait to see what’s to come!

Opportunity in Failure

Former Breakthrough Atlanta scholar Esco Hill of “Esco Eats” used failure as a foundation for a thriving business. Former Breakthrough Atlanta...

Building Skills for College and Beyond

Scholar Spotlight: DeAndrea Donate DeAndrea, a Breakthrough Atlanta student and high school junior, fondly recalls how Breakthrough Atlanta’s summer...

Exploring the Laws of Physics

Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Michael Chen Michael Chen attends Emory University, where he is majoring in neuroscience. He plans to attend medical...

A Natural Leader in the Classroom

Scholar Spotlight: Simeon Meet Simeon, a 9th grade student at Chamblee High School. Simeon enjoys playing basketball, performing community service...

A Relatable Mentor

Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Lee Perryman Lee Perryman attends Kennesaw State University, where he is majoring in K-5 Early Education. His passion to...

Paying it Forward

Graduate Spotlight: Elizabeth Elizabeth graduated in May 2021 from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, and her accomplishments are remarkable....

Showing that College is within Reach

Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Brianna Brown Brianna Brown graduated from the University of Alabama, where she majored in Early Childhood and Elementary...

The Power to Get an Education

Scholar Spotlight: Savannah Savannah, a student at Westlake High School in southwest Atlanta, joined the Breakthrough Atlanta program in the summer...

Plans to Travel the World

Graduate Spotlight: Zion Vital Participating in Breakthrough Atlanta helped Zion Vital develop networking and social skills that built up his...

Breaking Boundaries

Graduate Spotlight: Kacie Geter Kacie Geter graduated top of her class—the very top—from Carver Early College. Now she’s enjoying her freshman year...


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