Teaching Fellow Results
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An Unmatched Pre-Professional Teaching Program
“THE STUDENTS AT BREAKTHROUGH ARE SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRING, HARDEST WORKING, KINDEST PEOPLE I’VE EVER MET. THE THREE SUMMERS I SPENT TEACHING WITH BREAKTHROUGH CHANGED MY LIFE.” – BREAKTHROUGH PROVIDENCE TEACHING FELLOW ALUMNA
OVER 1,100 UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWS GET LEADERSHIP AND PAID INTERNSHIPS FROM US EVERY SUMMER
- Of those, 60% of Breakthrough Teaching Fellows identify as people of color, 45% demonstrate financial need via PELL eligibility, and 42% are the first member of their family to attend college.
- Historically, 55% of our past Teaching Fellows have gone on to teach and 76% pursue education careers.
- Breakthrough partners with 20+ teacher training programs to help our teachers get jobs after the program.
Students are proven more likely to succeed in academics when teachers from similar backgrounds serve as relatable role models, and there is an urgent need for a pipeline of inspired teachers in our nation’s educational system. Our program contributes to this pipeline, while benefiting Breakthrough scholars through our unique “students teaching students” model.