Breakthrough Houston (BTH) College Bound Program Mentor Application
*All applications should be submitted by Friday, October 6th, 2017 (end of day). In addition to completing this form, please send a copy of your resume/profile/bio to Morris Nwogwugwu at

Breakthrough Houston Overview

- One of Princeton Review’s Top 10 Internships in America! (formerly Summerbridge Houston)
- BTH is a tuition-free, year-round academic enrichment program.
- BTH focuses its attention on academically talented students with limited educational opportunities.
- Our students primarily attend Houston public schools (HISD).
- Students begin the program in the summer following their 6th grade year. The program consists of 3 rigorous, six-week summer
sessions and a school-year program for middle school students, and a college bound program for high school students. BTH is
a six-year commitment for all students.

College Bound Program Mentor Expectations

- Commit to the current College Bound Program, October 2017 – April 2018.
- Meet with your assigned mentee(s) at the four designated sessions (see calendar below).
- Keep in touch with your mentee(s) via phone calls, emails, or online chats on a regular basis to discuss classes, grades,
extracurricular activities, community service and summer opportunities, social life, etc.
- Refer students to BTH academic/college readiness supports if necessary.

Mentor College Bound Calendar '17-'18
*Below are the dates that we ask our Mentors to commit to.

Session 1 - October 14th, 2017 – @ EHS in Gymnasium
"Mentor Orientation”: 2:30pm
“Meet the Mentees”: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 2 – December 10th, 2017
Community Service Day - Location TBD
Mentors and students grades 9-12; 8am-11:30am

“Holiday Party”
Mentors and students grades 9-12; 12pm-2pm
@ The Moody’s
2637 Arbuckle St., Houston, TX, 77005

Session 3 – February 2018
“HHF Career and Education Day”
10am – 12pm @ The George R. Brown Convention Center
Date TBD


“Community Service"
Date, Time, and Location TBD

Session 4: April 28th, 2018 - 1pm-3pm – @ EHS in Anderson Lecture Hall
“Closing Ceremony”; Honoring our Seniors.
Mentors, students graders 9-12, and students' families

Optional Sessions

“NACAC College Fair”
@ NRG Park
Date and Time TBD

April 20th and 21st, 2018 (Mentor Chaperones Needed)
Mentors and students grades 10th and 11th; More details to come.

Want more information?
Please email or call CALL 713-850-0222 ext 433

Morris Nwogwugwu
Director of Student Services
Breakthrough Houston
2401 Claremont Ln
Houston, Tx 77019

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