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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.

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...

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.

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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Breakthrough Miami is defined by the people who lean in, learn and lead together. As we commemorate 30 years of breakthroughs, we celebrate the stories of vision, commitment, and engagement that our legacy has been built upon. 

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