BREAKTHROUGH BIRMINGHAM IS REVERSING EDUCATIONAL INEQUITY ACROSS ALABAMA BY ANSWERING THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.
We source high-impact undergraduate students from both within the state of Alabama and across the country.
We train them to teach and mentor highly motivated middle and high school students, supporting pathways to post-secondary success.
We coach new classroom teachers, ensuring holistic career sustainability that positively affects students’ trajectories.
of Breakthrough Birmingham Scholars enroll in college, compared to 5/10 across Birmingham City Schools.
of parents are satisfied with their Scholar’s experience with Breakthrough Birmingham
of Teaching Fellows go on to work in education after graduation.
“My Breakthrough moment took place when I realized I was a role model. It gave me a level of power and confidence I didn’t know I had.”
Gregory B., scholar
“The teachers are very encouraging. I’ve seen a change in my child during and after the program. He has more self-esteem, has developed social skills, and has made improvements with writing. He smiles more while discussing his future and did not want this program to end. I think every student should experience this program.”
Parent of BTB scholar
“Breakthrough challenges students daily not only in the curriculum, but socially and mentally as well. It also gives a great opportunity to future teachers, giving us an understanding of some of the lessons we can only learn from our own mistakes. Altogether, Breakthrough provides both students and teachers the opportunity to learn and grow.”
Alexis H., teaching fellow