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Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Student Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of breakthrough miami is to inspire and encourage talented, motivated middle school students to enter and thrive in top college preparatory high school programs and graduate from college. The program is equally focused on promoting careers in education for the outstanding high school and college students who teach, tutor, and mentor in breakthrough miami's summer institute and school year program.

Programs: 2)in 2014, breakthrough miami provided academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring and college-readiness services to 1,150 motivated students in grades 5 through 12 from miami dade county's under-resourced communities. Of breakthrough miami's class of 2014 senior class, 100% graduated on-time from high school, and 96% enrolled in college. 86% of those who did enroll in college selected four-year institutions. Breakthrough miami uses a unique students-teaching-students model that provides disadvantaged students the academic tools and peer relationships they need to succeed in rigorous college prep high school programs and to enroll in college. Its paid summer internship for high school seniors and college students has been nationally recognized by the princeton review as a top 10 service learning experience. Breakthrough miami is the largest of 27 affiliates of the san francisco-based breakthrough collaborative.

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