Who do you want to be this summer?

A summer Teaching Fellowship at Breakthrough Cincinnati is a win-win. You can impact the future success of middle school students while you explore your own future opportunities.


Breakthrough Cincinnati is looking for 56 hard-working college undergraduates from all academic backgrounds to join our community this summer. Teaching Fellows have a deep commitment to social justice and passion for working with middle-school students.


Past Teaching Fellows say that Breakthrough Cincinnati simply “becomes a part of you” and the
benefits are endless. You will:

  • Cultivate the professional skills that will set you apart from the rest.
  • Experience a sense of belonging that has you thinking “these are my people.”
  • Be responsible for the life-changing learning that takes place in your very own classroom.
  • Know you are making a difference when you see a student solve a challenging problem.
  • Draw out your inner leader as you oversee special projects and make key program decisions.
  • Work with a diverse team of people who care as much as you do about making a difference for youth.

See "a day in the life" at Breakthrough Cincinnati


Teaching Fellows make a nine-week commitment to the program, which consists of two weeks of training, six weeks of teaching, and one week of evaluation.

You will:

  • Create lesson plans for one core course (i.e., math, science, history, or English) and an academic elective (e.g., foreign language, dance, art).
  • Lead your own classroom.
  • Learn and practice classroom management and instructional strategies and receive feedback from professional teachers.
  • Work on a team to plan and lead special events.

Time Commitment

June 11 - August 9, Monday through Friday

Saturday, August 4

Want to Apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must currently be a junior or senior in high school or a college undergraduate. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are authorized to work in the U.S.

To apply, email Program Director Rachel Larson at rachel@breakthroughcincinnati.org