Our Successes: Students

BTH has been roundly successful in advancing the academic career of our underserved middle school students. Currently, 88% of our students are enrolled in a college preparatory high school. Most recently in the fall of 2015, 90% of our 9th graders entered college prep high schools. From the graduating class of 2015, 100% of our students were accepted into a 2-year college or 4-year university. BTH has been a stepping stone to success for so many of our students:



“Without the College Bound program I don’t think that I would understand how important everything I do in school is to the rest of my future. It definitely has given me the mindset to plan as early as possible and to always know what my next step is to achieving my educational goals.

-Samantha Santana, Houston Academy for International Studies ’18



Fullscreen capture 6282011 15003 PM“Breakthrough Houston is an amazing program and has really changed my life.  Breakthrough has put me ahead of my peers in high school. I am already in the top 10% of my class with a 3.95 GPA. Breakthrough Houston is truly the best decision I’ve made for my academic life and my future.”

–  Josue Coronado, KIPP Houston High School ’14


Our Successes: Teachers

Our mission is equally fulfilled with our teachers. Each year, these dedicated and enthusiastic high school and college students get an opportunity to see how rewarding and gratifying a career in education can be, and we encourage each of them to pursue such a career after graduating from college. BTH has been a career turning point for so many of these talented future educators:


DSC_0022I love working at Breakthrough. I’ve never had a harder summer, but I’ve also never gotten to see students learn to write before my eyes. I now know how energized I am by working with a classroom of middle schoolers and I want to do this for years to come.

–  Sarah Yockey, BTH Teaching Fellow ’14, ’15



11717321_2111169112357128_9210461529787190516_o“My reason for going into teaching after Breakthrough Houston is simple: When I come home dead tired after a full day with the students, and yet still cannot wait for the next day, I know I am in the right place.”

–  JB Makhani, BTH Teaching Fellow ’14, ’15