Who Are Breakthrough Students?
Breakthrough students are amazing 6th - 12th graders with a great deal of potential and a lot of spirit!
They are potential first generation college graduates from Philadelphia.
They love to learn and are dedicated to achieving their higher education goals.
"What I like most about Breakthrough is how safe and welcoming the community is."
They like to work hard and have fun.
They are highly motivated and pursue big dreams.
"What I like most about Breakthrough is the responsibility given to me as a young adult."
They look for situations and experiences that challenge their thinking and expand their world.
They commit their time and energy to studying hard all year round.
"What I like most about Breakthrough is how all the teachers are so supporting and nice."
Breakthrough students are academically motivated
middle- and high-school students who demonstrate need for the Breakthrough program.
99% are students of color
80% come from households where parents do not have a college degree
75% are low-income
We are Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
and we have high expectations!
We commit ourselves to hard work, dedication and above all
excellence in learning!
We are Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia!