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Breakthrough Houston

At Breakthrough Houston, we envision a day when all children will have equal access to quality education and teachers committed to their academic success. We believe that the middle-school years are the critical crossroads where students make choices that dramatically affect their futures. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. The SSLP student serves as a 7th grade Texas History Teacher, developing lesson plans to challenge, inspire and reach out to the students.

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Assumption Center- St. Peter's Parish

The Assumption Center houses various ministries. Through the connection to St. Peter's and St. Andrew's Parishes, the Center provides programming for the Main South community. The Center offers afternoon mentoring, ESL courses for adults, individualized tutoring, a public spiritual library, a food pantry, and teen programming. The student's main responsibilities are ESL tutoring and vacation activities for local teen girls.

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Crotona Center

The Crotona Center offers boys entering grades 4 through 10 an opportunity to develop their character and improve academic ability during the summer. The boys are presented with fun, academic classes that teach material ahead of their regular grade level, and take part in activities such as chess, games, current-events discussions, athletics, art, music, and drama. The ND student prepares for each day's activities, and calls the parents of each student periodically.

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Youth Leadership Foundation: PALS

The Youth Leadership Foundation provides summer and academic year programs for elementary and middle school students that involve classes, tutoring, sports and character mentoring. The student teaches 7th -10th grade girls in courses such as English or Drama. Before the program begins the student serves as a general office assistant prepping for the program and helping to recruit new students.

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De La Salle Center

De La Salle is a 'last chance' highschool in midtown Kansas City. The school offers a printing press program in which students learn how to work the machines, make sales calls and learn professional skills that could lead to a job. The SSLP student works in the print shop, instructing the students and serving as a mentor and role model. The student may also assist in the high school.


San Antonio Pre-freshman Engineering Program (SAPREP) is a collaborative effort of local school districts, colleges and universities to encourage junior high school and high school students to begin preparing for scientific and engineering career paths in school. The program targets under-represented population groups in those fields. The student serves as a tutor and a teacher of the Research and Study class.

Breakthrough at Saint Andrew's School

Summerbridge at Saint Andrew’s School provides economically disadvantaged middle school children with access to a rigorous and competitive curriculum. The students take English, math, social studies, and science classes with the goal of raising test scores and instilling confidence and academic interest in the students. The student teacher is responsible for writing lesson plans and finding fun and interesting ways to present the material to their classes.

St. Mary's of the Assumption

The Higher Achievement Program (HAP) at St. Mary’s of the Assumption parish is a 6-week long summer program for 8-12 year old children providing math, literacy, and religious education. The SSLP student is responsible for a group of students, teaching math, reading, and religion in the morning, assisting in outdoor activities in the afternoon, and preparing fun events like arts and crafts projects and movie days. For two weeks the student works with the other SSLP student at Project Hospitality.

Sisters Academy of Baltimore

Sisters Academy of Baltimore educates girls of different races, ethnic groups, and religions, from families of limited economic means. The vision of the Academy is that the graduates will be well-educated, self-assured, spiritual and committed young women who will be leaders who make a difference. The student assists during the last two weeks of the regular school year and then works as part of a team to plan to implement "New Frontiers." This is the summer program for our incoming fifth graders. The student teaches Team Building and P.E.

Cristo Rey New York High School

Cristo Rey New York High School's (CRNYHS) mission is to provide inner city young men and women of all faiths with a private, college preparatory education that they otherwise would not be able to afford. Located in East Harlem, CRNYHS is one of 26 high schools in the Cristo Rey Network that have been serving America's urban children for more than a decade. Our students work one day a week during the school year in entry level jobs at some of New York's most prestigious companies to cover the majority of their cost of education.

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