SCDS Octagon: The Summer Scoop

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THE SUMMER SCOOP: Junior learns about different cultures, responsibilities of teaching as literature teacher at Breakthrough

This is the sixth installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are doing this summer.
From June 25 to Aug. 3, junior Héloïse Schep taught two seventh-grade literature classes as a teaching fellow at Breakthrough Sacramento’s summer program.

SCDS Octagon: Get an inside peek at Breakthrough Sacramento

Get an inside peek at Breakthrough Sacramento straight from its executive director (video included)

Breakthrough Sacramento, a year-round, tuition-free college preparatory program for under-served yet highly motivated students, is near the conclusion of its 2017-18 summer program, which ends Aug. 3. Learn about Breakthrough’s mission and its students, teachers and volunteers from executive director Faith Galati, who has held the job for two years.

SCDS Octagon: The Summer Scoop

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THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior goes from volunteer to Volunteer Coordinator at Breakthrough, loves ‘being in charge’

This is the third installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are doing this summer. 
Senior Brandy Riziki is the Volunteer Coordinator for Breakthrough Sacramento’s summer program, which goes from June 25 to Aug. 3. Breakthrough provides year-round, tuition-free college preparation for academically motivated students from under-resourced schools.

SCDS Octagon: Welcome Back, Breakthrough III

WELCOME BACK, BREAKTHROUGH: Jennifer Lopez, ’04, benefitted from program’s extended family that allows students to ‘defy the odds’

In the “Welcome Back, Breakthrough series,” former BSAC teachers recall their favorite memories of their time at Breakthrough. Jennifer Lopez, ‘04, not only taught at Breakthrough in the summers from 2002-04, and founded Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano in 2005 but also attended BSAC as a student in the summers of 1998 and 1999. Lopez currently promotes education equity around the country...

SCDS Octagon: Welcome Back, Breakthrough II

WELCOME BACK, BREAKTHROUGH: Teaching U.S. History was life-changing for Whitney Gorton, ’04

In the “Welcome Back, Breakthrough series,” former BSAC teachers recall their favorite memories of their time at Breakthrough. Whitney Gorton, ‘04, worked in the summer program in 2003, 2005 and 2006, mentored the history program, and is now an English teacher at The Latin School of Chicago, an independent school...

SCDS Octagon: Working Group Reintroduces Long-time Program

Breakthrough returns with Working Group reintroducing long-time program, now fiscally independent of school

When it was announced in August that Country Day would terminate its financial support for Breakthrough Sacramento (BSAC), many people thought it was the end of the year-round, tuition-free college preparation program for under-served and highly motivated students, which has been at SCDS since 1994...