BreakthroughU is expanding to offer Scholars deep one-of-a-kind learning experiences in diverse fields. Designed to support college readiness and access, introducing and inspiring future career and degree pathways during a critical time in the eight year Scholar journey, our growing program opportunities are made possible through strategic partnerships with leading organizations.
Leadership Academy – Rising 10th grade Scholars are invited to join the inaugural class of Breakthrough Miami’s new Leadership Academy. Ignited by an Inspire Change Social Change grant from the NFL, our Leadership Academy is designed to support Scholars to build critical leadership skills focused on three domains: Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading Community. Participants will commence their journey with a summer introductory program held weekly on Thursday evening, with continued programming throughout the school year during sophomore, junior, and senior year. Students will build skills in leadership and identity, self-management, productive relationships, communication, influence, and social justice. Apply to the Leadership Academy today at breakthrough.miami/lead. Our first session starts June 17th.
Underline – The Underline has established a new partnership with Breakthrough Miami, empowering 10 high school Breakthrough Scholars each semester to serve as Underline Ambassadors. This unique leadership development program is designed to empower youth to create a stronger connection between our community and our green space and instill in them a long-lasting pride and attachment to Miami. Ambassadors will gain knowledge of The Underline’s history, public art, horticulture, design, and programming. Students will lead groups, gain an understanding of the role nature plays in Miami’s resiliency and develop communication/presentation skills. Ambassadors earn a stipend of $1000 and will be trained to give tours of Brickell Backyard, the first half-mile of The Underline. Training will include a curriculum focused on park design, plants, public art, programs, community outreach, and technology. Ambassadors will be mentored both by Underline staff as well as by prominent members of the community, including board members, community stakeholders, and public officials. The Underline is a 10-mile linear park, urban trail, public art destination, and multi-modal hub located directly underneath the Metrorail. The first cohort of Ambassadors are onboarded and leading already! Applications will reopen in the Fall here: breakthrough.miami/underline.