Breakthrough is beyond an academic enrichment program. We equip students with real-world experiences that help them become successful in life. Financial literacy is often overlooked in low-income communities but is vitally important when paired with a college degree to breakthrough the generational cycle of poverty. Strategic partnerships with companies like BB&T provide financial literacy curriculum to address these needs.
“Breakthrough doesn’t only focus on helping us with subjects in school, but they also help us with things we will deal with as we grow-up like taxes, saving money, peer pressure, bullying, how to write a resume and more. These are things we need that we don’t learn in school and would be difficult to figure out on our own. Breakthrough isn’t a program just for ‘smart kids,’ it is a place where everybody comes to learn and grow.”
The quote above from Triston Allen, a freshman at Carver High School of Engineering and Science, demonstrates how impactful incorporating these real-world skills are. You may recognize Triston from his appearance at a prior board meeting when he spoke about his participation in the Algebra Project. He is an excellent example of how Breakthrough’s academic enrichment, paired with real-world knowledge is preparing our students to be well-rounded and successful citizens.