Twenty-one years ago, Summerbridge Miami was established on the campus of Ransom Everglades School to help talented middle-school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds “break through” the barriers of race, culture and socio-economics with an academic enrichment summer program taught by high-school and college student interns.
In 2007, the program – rebranded as Breakthrough Miami — was recognized for its excellence by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with a grant of $3.25 million to expand to serve more students and families in need.
Today, Breakthrough Miami serves more than 1,000 students from across Miami-Dade County on sites located at five independent schools and one public charter school, and the program has become an eight-year program, guiding students from the 5th grade through high school graduation. Our sites are:
- Ransom Everglades School, Coconut Grove
- Carrollton School for the Sacred Heart, Coconut Grove
- Miami Country Day School, Miami Shores
- The Cushman School, Miami
- Palmer Trinity School, Palmetto Bay
- International Studies Charter High School
Breakthrough Miami is the largest and most dynamic affiliate of San Francisco-based Breakthrough Collaborative, which has 33 sites nationwide. Click here for more information about The Breakthrough Collaborative.