Mission & Vision
Breakthrough Twin Cities provides a 6-year college access program to support students and families in the Twin Cities on their educational journeys. In middle school we provide academic enrichment programming during the summer in which college and high-school students become Teaching Fellows and inspire youth to grow and reach their goals. During the school-year and throughout high school, Breakthrough students attend Saturday programming once a month and work on preparing for and applying to college.
STUDENTS REPORT BEING MORE EXCITED ABOUT LEARNING BECAUSE OF BREAKTHROUGH TWIN CITIES
We currently serve 391 students enrolled in grades 7 – 12. 91% of our high school students are enrolled in at least 1 honors course (compared to 76% of peers in other college access programs) with an average of 2.9 honors course total.
CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL & ENROLLED IN POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
Of our graduating seniors, 93% attended 4-year colleges, 5% attended 2-year colleges, and 2% enrolled in the military.
TEACHING FELLOWS REPORT AN INCREASED OR REINFORCED INTEREST IN TEACHING AS A CAREER GOAL BECAUSE OF BREAKTHROUGH TWIN CITIES
Between Summer 2016 & 2017 we employed 83 Teaching Fellows of whom 60% identified as people of color (compared to 5% of teacher in the state of Minnesota), and of whom 40% identified as male (compared to 27% of teachers in Minnesota).
TEACHING FELLOWS REPORT THAT THEY INCREASED THEIR TEACHING SKILLS THROUGH OUR FELLOWSHIP
Our 13 Instructional Coaches worked individually to support teaching fellows, by giving feedback on lesson plans and observations and by working to tailor curriculum and instruction collaboratively.