Breakthrough Philadelphia

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  • Breakthrough Philadelphia, nationally recognized for its ˜Students Teaching Students ™ model, works to transform urban education for students and teachers. Through intensive, tuition-free, academic enrichment and college preparation, Breakthrough changes the academic trajectories of students from Philadelphia ™s under-resourced schools by supporting them along the path to college success. Simultaneously, Breakthrough builds the next generation of teachers through competitive recruitment, research-based training, and coaching from master teachers. Breakthrough Philadelphia is part of a national educational movement called The Breakthrough Collaborative, which consists of 33 sites in 26 cities across the country.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
    Organization Street Address: 34 W Coulter Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
    Organization Phone Number: 215-951-6705
    Short Description of Organization:

    Breakthrough Philadelphia, nationally recognized for its ˜Students Teaching Students ™ model, works to transform urban education for students and teachers. Through intensive, tuition-free, academic enrichment and college preparation, Breakthrough changes the academic trajectories of students from Philadelphia ™s under-resourced schools by supporting them along the path to college success. Simultaneously, Breakthrough builds the next generation of teachers through competitive recruitment, research-based training, and coaching from master teachers. Breakthrough Philadelphia is part of a national educational movement called The Breakthrough Collaborative, which consists of 33 sites in 26 cities across the country.

    Program Street Address: 34 W Coulter Street
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19144
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Sports and Recreation
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Site Locations are Drexel University and Germantown Friends School

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 51-75%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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