Breakthrough Collaborative, is pleased to announce a $50,000 contribution from AT&T that will fund the creation of resources and support for high-school programming for students who participate in Breakthrough’s College Bound programs around the country.

“Breakthrough engages students at a critical juncture in their lives, when they are either launched on the path to high-school graduation and college success or knocked off track,” said Elissa Vanaver, national executive director of Breakthrough Collaborative, “AT&T’s investment will improve these students’ odds of successfully navigating the challenging path to college, and will significantly improve the likelihood that they can achieve their most ambitious academic and career goals.”

“We are very excited to work with Breakthrough Collaborative to continue opening doors for students across the country to participate in Breakthrough’s College Bound programs,” said Mylayna Albright, Assistant Vice President of Citizenship and Sustainability at AT&T. “For so many students, programs like this can help shift college from being a dream to becoming a reality, and it’s great to be a part of that progress.”

Through AT&T’s funding, Breakthrough affiliates will more effectively empower high-school students to overcome the challenges of college-prep rigor, increased academic pressure, and lack of familiarity with college application processes, thereby, helping more students enroll in 4-year colleges and universities. Reporting from the National Student Clearinghouse shows students completing the Breakthrough program in high school are significantly more likely to complete 4-year college degrees than the national average for high school students from similar backgrounds.

Read more about the project and our partnership with AT&T in our official press release. July 2018