Breakthrough celebrates it’s first year by rolling out to four new secondary schools

Breakthrough is celebrating a year of supporting young people across two Dundee secondary schools.

More than 80 young people from Morgan Academy and St Paul’s RC Academy who have experience of the care system or who have faced significant challenges in their lives have volunteered to participate in a range of group work activities, mini work and learning experiences and one-to-one mentoring. Councillor Stewart Hunter, Convener of Children and Families Service said: “The energy, talent and enthusiasm of people in the city to help deliver life changing opportunities for young people has been incredible”.

In addition to celebrating a successful first year, Breakthrough marked another exciting milestone by rolling out into four more secondary schools in the city – Baldragon Academy, Craigie High, Harris Academy and St John’s RC High School. Our CEO, Jenny Paterson said: “It’s hard to believe that Breakthrough is a year old already and we have loved working in Morgan Academy and St Paul’s RC Academy. Young people are at the heart of our charity and we’ve learned so much from them over the last year but we are always thinking about what we can do better and are looking forward to the year ahead. It’s so exciting for Breakthrough to be working in six Dundee secondary schools as we now have the potential to help change more young lives for the better.”

Breakthrough is on track to launch in Dundee’s remaining secondary schools – Braeview Academy and Grove Academy in early 2019, which means we will soon be on the lookout for two additional school coordinators plus the demand for mentors will increase.

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