Our scholars are: 

  1. Academically Motivated- minimum B average GPA/ above grade level standardized test scores. 
  2. Meet 2 of the 5 need factors of underresourced families: 
    • Qualify for free of reduced lunch 
    • Single parent family
    • English as a second language 
    • 1st generation college student 
    • Minority student 


What does Breakthrough Miami do?

Breakthrough Miami is a tuition free academic program consisting of a 6 week academic enrichment summer institute and a comprehensive school year program taking place on 14-16 Breakthrough Saturdays. Students enter the program during 4th grade summer and complete the program at high school graduation and college entry.

The program has been serving highly motivated students from under resourced communities since 1991.  Breakthrough Miami serves 1200 students from all over Miami-Dade at 6 program sites; Miami Country Day School, Ransom Everglades School, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Palmer Trinity School, Gulliver Schools and College Bound at the University Miami. 


Why should I apply? 

Breakthrough supports students from under resourced communities with an academic environment which fosters a fun learning environment where academic rigor and mentoring are believed to be the agents of academic success. The program is about affording students scholastic opportunities and providing them the fundamental tools necessary to graduate from a college prep high school and enter a competitive four year college.



2018-2019 Application will Open 

November 1, 2017


To be notified when the application is available, please complete the interest form.

Breakthrough Miami Scholar Application Interest Form 


Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart:  2045 South Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33133 - Shakeh Grady, shakeh@breakthroughmiami.org

Gulliver Shcools:  6575 N. Kendall Drive Miami FL 33156 - Dwanita Fields, dwanita@breakthroughmiami.org

Miami Country Day School:  601 NE 107th Street Miami, FL 33161 - Kierra Smith, kierra@breakthroughmiami.org

Palmer Trinity Shcool:  7900 SW 176th Street Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 - Jonah Stevens, jonah@breakthroughmiami.org

Ransom Everglades School:  2045 South Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33133 - Webber Charles, webber@breakthroughmiami.org



For more information regarding our program, please call the Central Office at (305) 646-7210

or email admin@breakthroughmiami.org


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