Upcoming Events

March 1, 2017-March 31, 2017: Ricardo’s Place Fundraiser

  • For the entire month of March, dine at Ricardo’s Place and 20% of your total bill will directly support our students
  • Click here to download our fundraiser flyer
  • Show our fundraiser flyer to your waiter or waitress before ordering
  • Ricardo’s Place is located at 32082 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

March 8, 2017: Student Leader Applications Available

  • Volunteer to be a student leader for one week during summer 2017 and receive 40 community service hours!
  • The application deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017. Due to the large amount of applications, it is best to apply as early as possible.
  • To access the online application, click here. Be sure to read all requirements before beginning your application.
  • For more information, contact Carolina Pallares at carolina.pallares@smes.org or (949) 661-0108 ext. 1350.

March 13, 2017: New Student Interviews

  • Interviews for new student applicants will be held from 4:00-6:00pm in Siller’s Hall at St. Margaret’s.
  • High school students who wish to volunteer to interview applicants must attend a short training at 3:30pm. Volunteers will earn three service hours.
  • For more information, contact Alex Serna at alex.serna@smes.org or (949) 661-0108 ext. 1322.

March 24, 2017: New Student Acceptance Letters Mailed Out

  • Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program
  • Some students may be placed on a wait-list.

March 25, 2017: Swallows Day Parade

  • The 59th Annual Swallows Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00am.
  • Students who are walking with Breakthrough must turn in a medical release waiver to Jessica by March 17, 2017
  • For more information, contact Jessica Dinh at jessica.dinh@smes.org or (949) 661- 0108 ext. 1348

April 1, 2017: Ocean Institute Marine Mammal Cruise

  • The Ocean Institute invites Breakthrough students and their families to join them for a 2-hour marine mammal cruise
  • Meet at the Ocean Institute at 9:00am.
    • 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
      Dana Point, CA 92629
  • There will be two cruises available:
    • Cruise 1: 9:30am-11:30am
    • Cruise 2: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Click here for more information or contact Jessica Dinh at jessica.dinh@smes.org or (949) 661- 0108 ext. 1348
  • Each participant including parents and siblings must turn in a risk waiver form prior to boarding the cruise. To print additional copies, download the form here.