Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia launches talented middle school students on a path to competitive high schools, setting the foundation for college and career success. Our program is dual-mission, as we also train and inspire outstanding high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

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Please join us for an inspiring virtual event featuring NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh and Angela Duckworth, founder of Character Lab, best-selling author, and founder of Breakthrough Greater Boston, along with Breakthrough students from across the country on Wednesday, November 17, at 3:30 pm PT/6:30 pm ET.
In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, how do we prepare young people for success in school and in life? Centered around themes from Chris’s book, “Letters to a Young Athlete,” we will explore what students – of all ages – need to break through and thrive. We are thrilled to have these two influential champions for young people share their insight and wisdom with all of us. 


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Positive Results

Ninety-four percent of 8th grade students admitted to college preparatory high schools in Philadelphia

One hundred percent of high school seniors graduate high school on time

Ninety-four percent enroll in a 2- to 4-year college/university

Breakthrough Collaborative

180 Grand Ave #1225, Oakland, CA 94612, USA