Breakthrough Atlanta was featured in the August 29th edition of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
H.M. Cauley, For the AJC writes:
Twenty-five years ago, a program first launched in California arrived in Georgia and took up residence at The Lovett School in Buckhead. The national initiative created a summer session for middle schoolers led by student teachers
About a third of Breakthrough’s teaching fellows are education majors, and about 75% go on to careers in the field. This year’s 44-member cohort included students from Agnes Scott, Spelman, Georgia State, Emory, University of Georgia and Georgia Tech who for the first time received a stipend for their work.
The program marked another first this year by awarding four of the 2021 graduates with $10,000 scholarships. “Especially during COVID, their college careers were being impacted, and this helps them continue their education,” said Shields.