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MIAMI’S OPPORTUNITY GENERATOR.

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CHANGING LIVES. CREATING LEADERS.

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BRAIN BUILDERS.

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.

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...

Career Day 2022

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...

Breakthrough Miami is Renewed for NFL Inspire Change Social Justice Grant

"Breakthrough Miami is honored to be selected as an NFL Inspire Change grantee for a second year. Aligned with the social justice goals of the NFL, we are empowering young people to develop as leaders and ensuring our Scholars are thriving on their path to catch their...

Garth C. Reeves, Sr. Winners Ceremony

Breakthrough Miami announced winners of its 3rd Annual Black History Month Essay Contest. The contest, established to honor Garth C. Reeves Sr., publisher emeritus of one of the oldest black-owned media companies in South Florida, recognized the research and literary efforts of nine (9) “Breakthrough Scholars”.
Scholars in elementary, middle, and high school developed and presented compelling narratives about Black women in Florida who impacted their community, inspired generations of people, and helped shape our great state through exceptional leadership.

30 Never Looked So Good!

Breakthrough Miami Raises $1,000,000 in Funds to Support 400 Scholars. Celebrating 30 years of transformative work as Miami’s Opportunity Generator, Breakthrough Miami hosted its Annual Support-A-Scholar Celebration on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The Celebration recognizes the support of hundreds of families, foundations, corporate and community partners who together raised over $1,000,000 this year to ensure highly motivated, traditionally marginalized Scholars are supported to achieve post-secondary success and develop as leaders.

Breakthrough Miami Partners with Assurant

Breakthrough Miami Partners with Assurant® to Launch New Tech Service to Support The Next Generation of Diverse Leaders & Educational Advocates
Breakthrough Miami has teamed up with Assurant to ensure our Scholars, Teaching Fellows, volunteers, staff and alumni are able to seamlessly advance teaching, learning and connecting in person and at home with the launch of Personal TechProSM by Assurant®. This world-class wraparound technical support service will provide expert assistance to ensure our Breakthrough Village can easily maximize technology to support teaching and learning.

Career Day 2021

Thirty years as Miami’s Opportunity Generator doesn’t happen without good partners! Our 2021 Career Day was a phenomenal success, thanks to our dynamic corporate and community collaborators and the enthusiasm of our Scholars! A highly anticipated part of the summer experience for our 200+ 8th graders, our annual Career Day provides students unique inside looks at an industry, inspiring future career paths and building critical skills for their academic and professional lives ahead.

Congratulations to the Breakthrough Miami Class of 2021!

We invite you to meet the Class of 2021, be inspired, and become the next class of opportunity generators! We are excited to celebrate this significant milestone with our Breakthrough Scholars, as we join the nation in recognizing College Signing Day. Culminating...

What’s Ahead

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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Our goal is simple: support our Scholars and elevate their opportunities. We invite you now to celebrate how far we’ve come and to continue helping us offer more opportunities, to the next generation of leaders.

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