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At Breakthrough Houston, we envision a day when all children will have equal access to quality education and teachers committed to their academic success.
Breakthrough’s mission is to prepare students who possess high academic potential, but limited educational resources, for competitive high school programs and college admission. In addition, we train talented college and high school students for careers in education.
The Breakthrough Houston (BTH) Summer Program runs for eight weeks each June and July. It begins with an intense teacher orientation and continues with six weeks of classroom work for students in literature, writing, science, math, and electives. The program concludes with a week of teacher evaluations and reviews.
School Year Program
The BTH School Year Program meets monthly on specified Saturday mornings during the school year. BTH also offers to tutor for any student with a grade average falling below 80% to ensure he or she achieves the GPA required for admission to a competitive high school and eventually college.
College Bound Program
Established in 2008, the BTH College Bound Program program strives to ensure that each of our students remains on the path to college admission. This includes a mentor program, SAT/ACT prep, college visits, career, and college counseling, and help with resume-building activities like internships, summer enrichment, and community service opportunities.
College Completion Program
Established in 2019, the BTH College Completion program provides resources/ support to help university students overcome the obstacles that can prevent low-income/first-generation students from completing their degrees.