Summer 2020 & COVID
Summer 2020 was a virtual experience!
This summer was an experience unlike any other. In response to the ongoing pandemic, Breakthrough Birmingham pivoted to a 100% virtual program for our Summer 2020 program. For the first time ever, we launched a program completely dependent on screens. Our fellows taught from their homes across the country. Our scholars learned from their homes in Birmingham.
What did we discover in this process? Relationships were key. Rigor was necessary. Growth was possible.
With more than 2 months of growth in reading and no losses in math after a 5.5 week summer, our scholars demonstrated that not even a pandemic could get in the way of success and excellence!
Hear from our scholars themselves as celebrated the closing of our time together (video below).