Summer Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
Following careful consideration, we regret to share that Breakthrough Providence (BTP) has decided not to run a summer program this summer. For 30 years, BTP has delivered out of school time programming to Providence Public Middle school students to support their personal and academic success. We did this while striving to inspire the next generation of educators who have served as their tutors and program teachers. Looking across our city today, we are extremely proud of the countless BTP students and teachers who have grown to become leaders in our community – advancing BTP’s core values and spirit in their work every day. Our spirit has always been what differentiates us. Our students-teaching-students model unlocks a love of learning and sense of community that is unparalleled, and our focus on the middle school years has provided a unique level of service to the greater PPSD community.
Nevertheless, like many smaller non-profit organizations, we have struggled to recruit students and teachers this year. In light of this, we have decided to let families and students know now that we will take an intentional pause in programming this summer to reassess our organization’s approach to advancing our mission and making an impact on the City of Providence. Please keep an eye out for more information about our stakeholder process soon. For now, our immediate attention will be on assisting our students and teachers in making connections to alternate forms of programming. We welcome our community’s input and support in this endeavor.
Thank you and be well,
The BTP Team and Advisory Council
While Breakthrough Providence is pausing summer programming, consider applying to another Breakthrough site to secure a teaching position this summer. Visit their website to learn more!