Breakthrough is a national organization that provides six weeks of free academic programming for middle schoolers. Another key feature of the program is that all Breakthrough teachers are high schoolers and college students. (High school juniors & seniors are eligible to apply, as well as current college seniors.) There are more than 30 Breakthrough sites across the country, and each site's structure and culture is different. I'm writing on behalf of the Minneapolis site, LearningWorks, where I've spent my last two summers teaching. LW teachers choose their topic, create their own curriculum, assignments, and activities. LW is an incredible program, and I encourage anyone even remotely interested in education to apply.
The application deadline is Feb. 25, 2014, and the application is a bit of work, so it's a good idea to start now.
Noam Wiggs, a director of LW, will be tabling with me in Sayles on Wednesday morning from 11AM-1PM, so stop by if you have any questions or curious about the program.
Who: High school & college students interested in teaching/education
What: a summer internship teaching middle schoolers + incredible opportunity. Application deadline is Feb. 25, 2014
When: LearningWorks 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Sayles tables
Feel free to email me at judillam for any questions or concerns you have about Breakthrough, LW, the application, what it's like to write lesson plans, etc.