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Breakthrough SJC Prepares for Summer 2012

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By Maggie Griffiths, Assistant Director of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

After an extensive selection process, 19 high-performing high school and college students have been chosen as Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano’s teacher interns for summer 2012.

Now entering its seventh summer, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano provides an academically intense summer program for highly-motivated, underserved students from San Juan Capistrano. The program’s mission also seeks to inspire the next generation of teachers through its “students teaching students” model: All of the teachers in BTSJC’s summer program are high-performing high school and college students from around the country.

This year, BTSJC brings together 19 teacher interns from universities such as Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and New York University. Two teacher interns are current St. Margaret’s students who have garnered extensive classroom experience through their work with BTSJC’s school-year program. One teacher intern is a St. Margaret’s alumna who currently attends Connecticut College. For the first time in BTSJC’s history, two Breakthrough students—one from the founding Class of 2006, and one from the third class—are returning to the program as teacher interns.

This year’s highly-competitive selection process required candidates to submit essays and a mock teaching video prior to an hour-long interview. The teachers who were selected demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and a strong investment in the program’s mission.

To learn more about the program and opportunities for hosting a teacher intern, please visit the BTSJC website.



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