Thanks to your support, our model and program continue to reach new milestones and recognition. This year, Breakthrough Miami was honored as 2023 Program of the Year by The Children’s Trust and most recently, selected 2023 Volunteer Florida AmeriCorps Program of the Year.
We are proud to share our achievements as evidence of the valuable return on your investment.
Welcome to Miami's Opportunity Generator. This is where raw talent meets hard work. Where it's cool to be smart. Where a child's zip code does not determine where they are going. Each year 200 rising 5th-grade students are admitted through a competitive application process as the incoming class, joining a cadre of over 1500 Breakthrough Scholars in 5th through 12th grade. Full of potential, ideas, and aspirations, our Scholars commit to Breakthrough Miami's 8-year tuition-free academic and social enrichment program, and we commit to them. Scholars bring work ethic, curiosity, and ambition. And they are met with mentorship, rigor, high expectations, peer networks, and new experiences. At the same time, 140 older students (17-24-year-olds) are selected and trained to serve as Teaching Fellows, joined by 400 Volunteers, all ready to learn, lead, mentor, coach, stretch, and grow. Together Scholars, Fellows, and Volunteers spend summers and Saturdays dedicated to learning, discovering, growing, and pushing themselves to excel, achieve, and make an impact.
Students teaching students. Mutually committed, connected, and thriving. Investors in their own futures and a more equitable and inclusive society.
A gift to Breakthrough is an investment in the future. We know that every Breakthrough Scholar who commits to our 8-year academic and social enrichment program will graduate high school on time and will enroll, persist, and complete college at higher rates than their peers, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Futures aren't going to build themselves. Our Scholars and Fellows know that.
Join the Village and make breakthroughs possible.
Positioned as an opportunity generator in our community for 32 years, Breakthrough Miami uses a unique "students-teaching-students" model to create a rigorous, vibrant learning community, where highly motivated, traditionally underrepresented 5th-12th grade students are supported to achieve post-secondary success, and emerging leaders are inspired to become the next generation of educators and advocates.