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Scholars Today, Change-Makers Tomorrow

Breakthrough serves more than 10,000 middle and high school students throughout 25 communities nationwide. The results of their commitment, paired with the support of their community and our nationwide team of inspired educators are extraordinary.
 

BREAKTHROUGH STUDENTS ARE…

50% MORE LIKELY TO DIRECTLY ENROLL IN A 4-YEAR COLLEGE

Breakthrough students are 50% more likely to directly enroll in a four-year college or university than high school graduates nationwide, regardless of socio-economic background. Once they enroll, they graduate at the same rate as their high-income peers.

A NETWORK OF OVER 40,000 PROGRAM 
PARTICIPANTS

Over the past four decades, Breakthrough has helped over 40,000 program participants, and currently there are over 3,000 enrolled in college.

ABLE TO EARN $1M MORE OVER A LIFETIME

Students with a college degree make an average of $1M more over a lifetime than students without higher education.

enroll in college at a rate 31% higher than their peers of a similar economic background

persist in college at a rate that is 19% higher than the national average for Black and Latinx students

graduate from college at a rate that is 27% higher than the national average for Black and Latinx students

SUPPORTING OUR SCHOLARS FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE GRADUATION

Our network of alumni spans several generations of college graduates who are now educators, leaders, and change-makers across many private and public sector industries.

 

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