Breakthrough exists because students from low-income families can and should go to college, but statistics say they will not without significant intervention. The social, economic, and individual consequences of this lost potential are enormous.
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Our philosophy is built on the belief that there are no quick fixes and that early, long-lasting interventions can make the difference between dropping out of high school or going to college.
The Breakthrough program is data-driven and relationship-based. Our combination of individualized case management, rigorous programming, a “do whatever it takes” philosophy, and performance management allows Breakthrough to address low-income students’ unique academic needs and personal circumstances as they work to become the first in their families to go to college. Breakthrough admits students in middle school and provides intensive, academically rigorous programming for three to four summers, year-round case management, and personalized, long-term support. Key Programs: Summer programming is taught by exceptional college and high school students who serve as outstanding role models. In addition, Breakthrough’s core services include school year support and advocacy, individualized case management, after school tutoring and homework help, Saturday academic programs, test preparation, mentoring, college counseling and guidance, and college persistence support.
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