Our Impact &

Annual Report

Our Impact

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the structure and data reporting of our 2021 programming had to be altered*




343 Students served from Denver and Englewood Public Schools:

160 Middle School Students

183 High School Students 

96% Qualified for free or reduced lunch 

92% Students of Color 

72% Will be the first generation in their family to continue on to higher education

31 Accepted Teaching Fellow Positions

75% Pursuing Careers in Education 

6% Returning Teachers 

37% Breakthrough Student Alumni 

65% Identified as People of Color

167  Total Volunteers 

88 Summer & School Year Volunteers 

43 Career Day Professionals 

10 Student Board Members 

26 Advisory Board Members 

In 2021, 95% Breakthrough seniors graduated high school

In 2021, 88% Breakthrough graduates are pursuing a college degree

In 2021, 75% Graduating Teaching Fellows are pursuing careers in education

2020 – 2021 impact stats

2020 – 2021 Annual Report

Hear from our alumni Teaching Fellows about how their Breakthrough experience impacted their careers in education.

“I applied to be a Breakthrough Teaching Assistant this summer, because as a middle school student I loved the program. Breakthrough is so inclusive, the people are amazing and it really does bring you out of your comfort zone. I had such a meaningful experience and I wanted to be able to provide that same thing for the middle school students. As a senior and current Breakthrough College Bound student, I am grateful for the continued support that I receive, and I will forever cherish the opportunity to give back to students what was given to me.”


​12th Grade