A FEW OF OUR INITIATIVES
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.
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.
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
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.