Our Mission


Breakthrough Houston works with highly motivated, traditionally underrepresented students to achieve post-secondary success and empowers aspiring leaders to become the next generation of educators and advocates.  


We envision a nation where educational equity and access to excellent opportunities propels aspiring students on their path to college and aspiring teachers on their path to the classroom.

At Breakthrough Houston, we envision a day when all children will have equitable access to quality education and teachers committed to their academic success.


Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed!

Summer Program

The Breakthrough Houston (BTH) Summer Program runs for eight weeks each June and July. It begins with an intense teacher orientation and continues with six weeks of classroom work for students in literature, writing, science, math, and electives. The program concludes with a week of teacher evaluations and reviews.

School Year Program

The BTH School Year Program meets monthly on specified Saturday mornings during the school year. BTH also offers tutoring for any student with a grade average falling below 80% to ensure he or she achieves the GPA required for admission to a competitive high school and eventually college.

College Bound Program

Established in 2008, the BTH College Bound Program program strives to ensure that each of our students remains on the path to college admission. This includes a mentor program, SAT/ACT prep, college visits, career and college counseling, and help with resume building activities like internships, summer enrichment, and community service opportunities.

College Completion Program

Established in 2019, the BTH College Completion program provides resources/ support to help university students overcome the obstacles that can prevent low income/first generation students from completing their degree.