To meet the challenges of today's world, students need an edge. At Breakthrough Atlanta, we help them find it. Grounded in the philosophy of students teaching students, Breakthrough Atlanta is a very special program that enhances the social and academic qualities that help students get ready to transition to-and succeed in-college. It's like getting a head start on life.
Did You Know?
Since our beginning in 1996, Breakthrough Atlanta has welcomed more than 700 students, including more than 200 at our two campuses in 2011 alone. Of those students, 85 percent have gone on to college. 62 percent were the first in their families to attend college, which can end a cycle of generational poverty forever.
Programs & Events
In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by college students bringing new perspectives from around the United States. During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, fostering a lifelong love of learning. After middle school, students continue into the high school college prep program.
Is Your Child Ready to Breakthrough?
"Since entering BTA, my daughter's writing skills and speaking skills have improved tremendously. She wrote and performed an award winning poem, scored a perfect 100 on her standardized writing assessment test, and improved her SAT score by over 400 points."
- Sophia Holmes Mother of Amber Holmes '12 (Lovejoy High School)