Breakthrough Miami provides an academic enrichment program that uses a student-teaching-students model to ensure that motivated, under-resourced 5th – 12th grade students have access to excellent educational opportunities, graduate from high school on time, and attend college.


You took this kid, whose test scores placed in him the bottom 2%, who battled speech impediments and mild dyslexia, and he grows and develops under the care of Breakthrough. He goes on to attend Gulliver, become top broadcaster and news director at the school, President of the Black Student Union, played for Hall of Fame Ray Allen’s basketball team, served on the school’s ethics board for student peers, volunteers with Breakthrough, wins the Principal’s Award at graduation, and was selected as the commencement speaker for his senior class
– that was transformation. It changed his trajectory.

First Gen Day 2023

"I always knew I wanted to do better for me, my family and my community -- this is what drives me. It’s my purpose." – Amerie Jackson, Scholar Alumna, Class of 2022 Howard University, Biology, Class of 2026Celebrating National First Gen Day Today, we’re celebrating...

College Signing Day 2023

WATCH OUT WORLD. OUR SCHOLARS AND THEIR BIG DREAMS ARE ON THE RISE! Today we join the nation in recognizing College Signing Day and salute our Class of 2023 Breakthrough Miami Scholars for their vision, grit, and commitment. College is a pivotal moment in our Scholars’ leadership journey. Throughout their eight-year Breakthrough experience, our Scholars have built skills, leveled up academically, fostered mentor and mentee relationships, and pursued countless opportunities to breakthrough to new heights. Our Village is with our Scholars by their side as collectively we give dreams the lift to breakthrough to their highest potential. As we celebrate College Decision Day, we invite you to engage with our social media channels as we highlight our Scholars and their dedication, talent, and tireless commitment to excellence.


Breakthrough Miami is proud to be honored as Program of the Year by The Children’s Trust

We are celebrating a historical moment of achievement! Breakthrough Miami is proud to be honored as Program of the Year by The Children’s Trust. Selected for the award among more than 300 Trust-funded programs, this honor is a prestigious milestone. Since 2007...

We Inspire Change!

Thanks to YOU, WE INSPIRE CHANGE.  The end of the year presents an opportunity to zoom out of the day-to-day and see our efforts holistically. We embrace this time for our minds to shift focus from the on-the-ground programming, planning, evaluating, fundraising, and...

Jeremy Mathurin, Breakthrough Miami Scholar Alumnus

Jeremy Mathurin, Breakthrough Miami Scholar Alumnus - Support-A-Scholar 2022

Gratitude Week

'Tis the Season of Gratitude The season of gratitude is all year long at Breakthrough Miami. Over the past year, we have embedded and shaped our partnership with the Choose Kindness Foundation, a national thought leader in the area of social-emotional wellness. This...

First Gen Day

"It really spoke to me - that day I went to my mom and said ‘sign these papers,’ and I told her ‘this is my future." – Richard Tijerino, Scholar Alumnus, Class of 2022Presidential Music Scholarship recipientUniversity of Miami, Frost School of Music, Music Education,...

Race to Breakthrough 2022

OUTDISTANCED, AGAIN!With vigor and style, YOU ELEVATED the path ahead for our next class of Breakthrough Scholars. Our 3rd Annual Virtual Race to Breakthrough eclipsed all expectations and ignited a virtual pep rally of spirit and support. Born out of a need for...

Pickle Ball Social

Partners and Mentors - Career Day 2022 Our 2022 Career Day was a phenomenal success!  Our annual Career Day is a highly anticipated part of the summer experience for our 200 8th graders. This year, our Scholars were introduced to careers in a broad diversity of...

What’s Ahead

Every transformation has a beginning. We invite you to Support-A-Scholar and ignite the power of young people's potential. PARADOX MUSEUM - Friday, November 3, 2023

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Join our tuition-free 8 year academic enrichment program including 6-week Summer Institutes and Saturday School Year program.

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Breakthrough Miami’s fellowship has been ranked as a Top Ten Service Learning internship by the Princeton Review. This summer, we invite you to join a corps of energetic, ambitious, diverse Changemakers 

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