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At Breakthrough Atlanta, students teach students.
Our teaching fellows are talented students with career interests in education- young men and women who students can relate to.
The program is tuition-free.
The cost is six years of commitment. In return, we provide a strong academic foundation and a wide range of projects- from community service and college education to the arts and public speaking.
The program is challenging, but it's fun, too.
Our student programs offer challenging academic and personal development opportunities. Breakthrough Atlanta develops well-rounded students who work hard, have fun, and celebrate excellence.

Our dual mission makes us unique:

  • Provide a six-year, tuition free, year-round, academically rigorous study skills enrichment program that provides a pathway to college for Atlanta‚Äôs middle and high school students.
  • Provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience for college students who have an interest in education (teacher interns).

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BTA is celebrating its 20th year of being hosted at Lovett, having provided intense college-prep programming for over 1000 under-served youth from across Atlanta.

BTA accomplished its mission with over 300 Lovett and college teacher interns.

Over 95% of students go to college and 72% of teaching fellows go into education.

BTA has graduated Gates Millennium Scholars, POSSE Scholars, and Georgia HOPE Scholarship recipients as well as students going to Stanford, UGA, Georgia Tech and other selective schools across the country.

Over 72% of our Teaching Interns go on to pursue careers in education.
The Breakthrough Teaching Internship has been recognized by MTV and the Princeton Review.

Lovett students have contributed over 500 hours of community service to Breakthrough Atlanta this year!

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In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by college students bringing new perspectives from around the United States. During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, fostering a lifelong love of learning. After middle school, students continue into the high school college prep program.

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"Since entering BTA, my daughter's writing skills and speaking skills have improved tremendously. She wrote and performed an award winning poem, scored a perfect 100 on her standardized writing assessment test, and improved her SAT score by over 400 points." 

 - Sophia Holmes, Mother of Amber Holmes '12 (Lovejoy High School)