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Breakthrough Miami

  • Breakthrough Miami
  • 3250 SW 3rd Avenue
    6th Floor
  • Miami, FL 33129
  • (305) 460-8869

Program Description

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

Breakthrough Miami currently serves 1,300 middle and high school students at six community campus locations (Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Gulliver Schools, Miami Country Day School, Palmer Trinity, Ransom Everglades and the University of Miami). Acceptance into the program is based on a competitive application and interview process, in which we identify students who are academically motivated and meet at least two of the following five risk factors associated with failure to enter/complete college:

  • Ethnic/racial minorities (96% of our students)
  • Family income qualifies for free/reduced lunch (85%)
  • First generation in their families to attend college in the U.S. (48%)
  • Single-parent household (47%)
  • Primary language other than English (50%)

Services Provided

  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 19%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 19%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19%
  • Other: 19%
  • African American: 19%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 650
  • Middle School: 650
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 96%