Become A Breakthrough Volunteer Today!

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our schools, please contact Kelly Berg, Senior Director of Volunteer Relations, at - thanks!


Interested in Volunteering?

We have opportunities to match your time and talents!

  • Become a mentor for middle school and beyond! - help with application and resume writing, and lead practice interviews
  • Read with our students
  • Participate in community projects
  • Only have a day (or 1/2 day) to spare? - Done in a day projects are available- help make improvements to our schools, such as clean up days and painting.
  • Join a Board committee

Calling all Emerging Leaders! There are many ways to support Breakthrough students. Click here to learn more about the Friends of Breakthrough Schools Emerging Leaders group and how you can be a part of this amazing experience!

Emerging Leaders Leadership
Lauren Andrews  |  Taryn Boose  |  Taylor Bowen  |  Princess Box  |  Carolyn Cole  |  Tyler Dalton |  Charlie Denk  |  Shamelle Fitzpatrick
Nick Hylant  |  Celeste Kamasa Scott  |  George Kemmett  |  Christian Kincaid  |  Daniel McElroy  |  Nicole Nagy  |  Emily Rogoff
David Rome  |  Ryan Sowers  |  Brianna Stephens

Volunteer Spotlight

Shout out to volunteers from Victory Capital who spent an entire day working hard to refinish over 400 chairs in the auditorium at Citizens Academy Southeast. Thanks to Victory Capital and their employees, Breakthrough students will be able to utilize this great space for years to come. We are lucky to have such dedicated support from our Community Partners like Victory Capital.


Almost 20 volunteers from Progressive Insurance came to Citizens Leadership Academy to participate in the school's annual garden clean up.  The volunteers first shared a pizza lunch with the students that they were going to be working with for the day. The group then worked together in the school garden all afternoon, winterizing, cleaning up, and planting bulbs.  The highlight was that the students created the lesson for the day which included directions and next steps that the volunteers and students had to follow.  Cleveland weather cooperated and it was a beautiful and sunny day. Thank you Progressive!


Are you interested in organizing a "Done In a Day" project at one of our schools?

Thank you to all of our community partners that have volunteered in our schools!

Progressive Insurance                           ValMark

Ernst & Young                                    KeyBank

Sherwin-Williams                                AON

EDGE                                                 Bank of America

STERIS                                               Lubrizol




Become A Breakthrough Volunteer Today!

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our schools, please contact Kelly Berg, Director of Volunteer Relations, at - thanks!