As an After-School Program Facilitator, you will lead a team of seventh and eighth graders through exciting math activities twice each week. As a mentor to our students, you will help them develop the crucial study skills they need to succeed in high school.

Training: It is required that volunteers attend an orientation.

Qualifications: 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.

Our student population: Motivated seventh and eighth grade students from schools in San Jose Unified and Franklin-McKinley School Districts. 

Commitment: All candidates must be able to commit to four hours per week (approximately 36 hours per semester), corresponding to one of the follow sessions:

  • Sylvandale Middle School, 653 Sylvandale Ave, San Jose, CA 95111 (Franklin McKinley Site)
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Bridges Academy, 1702 McLaughlin Ave, San Jose, CA 95122 (Franklin McKinley Site)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA (San Jose Unified Site)
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm OR
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Program Dates: February 5th through April 5th, 2018. We are now accepting applications. 

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

Questions: Contact Middle School Program Coordinator Stephanny Ledezma, at or (408) 372-7686.



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