Breakfast of Champions: 2023 Fall Fundraiser
Thursday from 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM EDT
We'll provide a Zoom link for guests joining virtually. Please RSVP to receive this link.
Attire - Business Casual
Breakthrough's program is critical for youth and education in Philadelphia — most especially as our schools face teacher shortages and students recover from pandemic learning loss. Our four-year academic, co-curricular enrichment and high school readiness program runs tuition-free for educationally underserved middle school students in public, parochial, and charter schools in Philadelphia. For Teaching Fellows, Breakthrough provides professional development, $5,000 stipend per term and free summer housing, donated by Temple University and University of Pennsylvania. Breakthrough operates on the campus of Germantown Friends School.
Breakthrough Scholars and Teaching Fellows will benefit tremendously from your support! We look forward to seeing you on October 26th to celebrate our students and the power of education in transforming lives.
Planning Committee: Amy Branch, Nanie Flaherty, Cornelius Brown, Kevin Emancipator, Susan Fleming, Beth Gonzales, Dr. Walter Greason, Michelle Palmer, Kanchan Rai, Michelle Reyes Aleti, Michelle Todd-Coleman, David Wade, and David Zavitz
About Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is an independent 501( c )( 3 ) committed to realizing educational equity and diversity through its tuition-free academic and co-curricular enrichment program for educationally underserved middle schoolers in Philadelphia's public, charter, and parochial schools. Breakthrough also serves as a pre-professional teacher training program for college students considering careers in education. Since 1995, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia has served over 1,600 Scholars and 475 Teaching Fellows. Of the most recent 8th grade class surveyed, 97% of Breakthrough Scholars attend select, independent, charter and parochial high schools, and 3 out of 4 Teaching Fellows pursue a career in teaching, with 60% being teachers of color.