NEWS

$1 MILLION GRANT FROM ICONIC COSMO EDITOR AND HUSBAND CREATES INNOVATIVE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AT SCHOOLS
Houston, Texas
, May 31, 2016 – Breakthrough Houston is one of seven inaugural BridgeUp at Menninger grantees that will address the social, emotional and mental well-being of vulnerable students in Houston whose lives have been challenged by economic, health and family hardships. One of the nation’s leading mental healthcare systems and a Texas Medical Center Institution, Menninger announced an inaugural $1 million in grants to establish BridgeUp at Menninger, an innovative model that integrates evidence-based social and emotional learning programs into after-school initiatives to help vulnerable students succeed in school and beyond. Launching in tandem with the 2016-17 school year, the BridgeUp at Menninger grant, will allow Breakthrough Houston to incorporate social and emotional competencies into its summer and out-of-school programs. (read more…)

EDITORIAL: READING GAINS, LOSSES
Houston, Texas, July 1, 2015 – “The average summer learning loss for American students in math and reading amounts to one month per year, according to a national study. Unfortunately, the problem disproportionately affects lower-income students….It’s critical to our region that area nonprofits like HYPE Freedom School and Breakthrough Houston, which provide intensive summer programs, receive more support from funders and volunteers to build capacity.” (read more…)

FORMER BREAKTHROUGH TEACHER NICK FERONTI ELECTED TEACHER OF THE YEAR AT BLACK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Houston, Texas, July 1, 2013 – After completing his first year of teaching through the Teach for America program, former Breakthrough Houston (BTH) teacher Nick Feronti was elected “Teacher of the Year” at Black Middle School. (read more…)

BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON JOINS FIRST LADY, VICTORIA JUSTICE FOR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON POWER OF EDUCATION
Houston, Texas, June 29, 2013 – Doughnuts, juice, and a chat with First Lady Michelle Obama. That’s how approximately 25 Houston teens began their Saturday morning. (read more…)

BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON STUDENT SIRA NTAGHA IS ELECTED HEAD PREFECT OF ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL
Houston, Texas, June 26, 2013 –  A rising Senior at St. John’s School (SJS), Breakthrough (BTH) Houston student Sira Ntagha will direct the Student Affairs Council as Head Prefect during the 2013-2014 school year, serving in the highest level of student leadership at SJS. (read more…)

BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON’S STUDENTS TEACHING STUDENTS MODEL IS FEATURED IN CULTURE MAP
Houston, Texas, June 2, 2013 – “Now in its 17th year, the Breakthrough Houston summer enrichment program has aimed to tackle the city’s academic achievement gap by providing an engaging environment for middle school students from historically-underserved communities.” Read the full article here

BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON STUDENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS POSSE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Houston, Texas, February 13, 2013 – Breakthrough Houston (BTH) is proud to announce that Tosin Ajiboye, a BTH senior, is the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition college scholarship from The Posse Foundation.  The Posse Foundation is a college access and youth leadership program that identifies, recruits and trains students from urban high schools, and sends them in multicultural teams (Posses) to colleges and universities. (read more…)

BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO ADVISORY COUNCIL
Houston, Texas, November 29, 2011 – Breakthrough Houston (BTH), part of the national Breakthrough Collaborative, is proud to announce the addition of six new members to its Advisory Council. (read more…)

BREAKTHROUGH STUDENT NAMED JACK KENT COOKE “YOUNG SCHOLAR”
Houston, Texas, November 9, 2011– Breakthrough Houston and Yellowstone Academy are proud to announce that Roneisha Gamble has been named a “Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar” by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF). Roneisha is a second year Breakthrough Houston student and current eighth grader at Yellowstone Academy. Roneisha’s application for the Young Scholars program was supported by a partnership between the JKCF and the Breakthrough Collaborative. (read more…)

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