Join the Breakthrough Family!
Interested in becoming a Breakthrough scholar?
Our scholars are highly motivated middle school students who are curious about the world around them. Every summer, they spend six intensive weeks with us where they polish up their academic and social skills. They walk into the school year ahead of the curve and with new friends from their Breakthrough family. They maintain their excellence throughout the year by participating in our Fall and Spring programs. Our scholars go on to attend college at a rate of 64% — a full ten points higher than the Birmingham City School average.
We run year round programming — summer, fall, and spring sessions. Click below to find out more.
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7th and 8th Graders
10th graders please click here to apply.
Want us to let you know when summer applications open? Please click here to fill out our interest form.
Interested in volunteering?
Breakthrough recognizes the critical role that volunteers and partnerships play in effecting change. Breakthrough knows that long-term success depends on the strength of partnerships. We work with our partners to connect, harness, and leverage the resources needed to successfully launch and sustain impactful programs. Breakthrough has developed a wide range of opportunities to meaningfully engage volunteers in our work. These range from one-time events to ongoing assignments. Apply today or just shoot us an email if you have any questions or concerns. We would love to work with you!
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Seeking management experience?
Our Volunteer coordinator position has been developed both to assist Breakthrough Birmingham with volunteer management and foster career development from within our community. This position is a 15 week internship position that focuses on bringing individuals with excellent time management skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people.
Our Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for:
- matching volunteers with opportunities that suits their skill set
- Ensuring volunteers are appreciated and satisfied by maintaining a healthy work environment
- Keeping existing volunteers informed via newsletters or other communications
- Recruiting, interviewing, training, and managing BTB volunteers
- Leading and implementing volunteer trainings
- Creating and implementing volunteer appreciation and recognition events
- Giving constructive feedback when appropriate
If this sounds like the right fit for you please feel free to submit an application below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Volunteer Coordinator Application
Interested in teaching at Breakthrough?
Every year, undergraduate students from around the US make a commitment to bring joy and excellence into their classrooms. Those relationships continue long after their time with us. Our families trust that our teaching fellows will follow through on the promise to expose their children to new experiences and skills to help them become their best selves. Our fellows not only leave our program ready to take on the professional world but are more developed as advocates and leaders.
Undergraduate college students, apply now to become a part of Breakthrough Birmingham.