become an after-school facilitator

What will I do as an After School Facilitator?

As an After School Facilitator, you will lead a class of seventh or eighth graders, twice per week. As a mentor to our students, you will help them develop the crucial habits, skills, and mindsets they need to succeed in high school and beyond. You will work individually, or in small groups, with students to support students in developing social and emotional skills, particularly those related to communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

It is required that facilitators attend an orientation prior to beginning.


Who can be an After School Facilitator?

You must be a current high school student (at least sophomore) or college student. All academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. Prior tutoring, community service, and/or leadership experience are highly preferred. Must demonstrate personal commitment to academic excellence and enjoy working with youth.


Who will I be working with?

Our student population consists of motivated 7th and 8th graders students from schools in San Jose Unified and Franklin-McKinley School Districts.


What will my time commitment be?

All candidates must be able to commit to one day per week in the fall and/or two days per week in the spring corresponding to one of the follow sessions below. The fall program for 8th graders runs from September 23/24 to November 18/19, while the spring program for 7th graders runs from February 3/4 to April 1/2:

  • Bridges Academy (FMSD), 1702 McLaughlin Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

    • Fall 2019: Mondays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    • Spring 2020: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

  • Sylvandale Middle School (FMSD), 653 Sylvandale Ave, San Jose, CA 95111

    • Fall 2019: Tuesdays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    • Spring 2020: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

  • Herbert Hoover Middle School (SJUSD), 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

    • Fall 2019: Mondays or Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

    • Spring 2020: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm OR Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


How to Apply

To apply, click here. The Breakthrough Silicon Valley team will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.



Contact Delaney Bantillo at or Winnie Fong at