Become a Student

Applications for the class of 2026 and 2027 are now active.  We will hold webinars this year due to the impact of COVID-19.  We are currently looking for current 6th and 7th grade students to become Breakthrough Students.  Linked here is our presentation for all interested students and families. 

Become a Teaching Fellow

Applications for the 2021 Teaching Fellow cohort open in late October, with the early-decision deadline in early January. The final application deadline will be in March. The application is done through the Breakthrough National website.

Become an Instructional Coach

Applications for Instructional Coaches open in late fall. The deadline to apply is April.


There are many ways to get involved in Breakthrough Pittsburgh without being a student, teacher, or instructional coach. People of all ages who share the commitment to our mission should contact us to see how they can become a part of our community.