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News from Breakthrough Twin Cities
October 2017
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Check out the video we created to thank our Teaching Fellows on World Teacher's Day!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

At our second Saturday Session of the year, students focused on art and how it can be used as a tool for self expression. In addition to a slam poetry workshop led by BTC coach Roni Margalit, students participated in an art activity using eclectic household objects as inspiration to consider how education is important to them. They also engaged in an identity activity breaking down different aspects of themselves. 

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

An 8th grader at Battle Creek Middle School, Tristen constantly has a smile on his face and takes on academic and competitive challenges with zeal. He has his sights set on college, but also on having all the fun he can along the way!

Tristen's elective this summer was called Species and Habitats, where students learned about ecosystems and explored a variety of creatures. For Celebration, his class made a skit about the life cycle of a jalapeño pepper! Tristen's favorite part of Breakthrough is meeting new people and making friends, and he values BTC because it is helping him get to college!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Want a fun way to help BTC raise money? Volunteer alongside other BTC supporters working concessions at Vikings games this year and even at the Super Bowl! If you want to work one or more games, are 17+, and want to help BTC, just complete this form and we'll get back to you with more details! All shifts are on Sundays from approximately 7:00am-4:00pm. Get incredible access inside the stadium, free food, and meet new people all while helping Breakthrough!

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITY

Are you an experienced photographer with access to a high-quality camera? Do you want a chance to see our students in action? Then volunteer to take pictures for us at our Saturday Sessions! We would like to have someone at each session this school year, so we would love to have more than one volunteer! If you're interested or know someone who is, send an email to rhaxton@breakthroughtwincities.org and we can talk more about this opportunity.


OFF TO COLLEGE!


Mahlie-Mae Bergeron-Troy is another remarkable BTC alum and is in her first year at UW River Falls where she is studying to become a social worker! Community-minded and committed to BTC, Mahlie-Mae was very involved with Breakthrough throughout her years in the program and always had a memorable presence. We can't wait to see how she will contribute to her new college community!


PROGRAM PARTNER FEATURE

On Sunday October 8,  Breakthrough Twin Cities College Bound students attended the MISP (Minnesota Independent School Partnership) College Fair at Breck School. Students were able to meet with admissions representatives from more than 140 colleges and universities from around the country. Breakthrough has been participating in this fair for the past 7 years, and it is a key component of our College Bound program. Thanks again to the MISP Schools (Blake School, Breck School, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Saint Paul Academy, and Shattuck- St. Mary’s School) for supporting BTC’s participation in this unique experience for our students.
Kudos to College Possible for providing our students transportation to the fair!


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