Our Impact 2020!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the structure and data reporting of our 2020 programming had to be altered*





184 Denver Public and Englewood Middle   School Students 

200 High School Students 

90% Qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch 

94% Students of Color 

79% Will be First Generation in Their Family to Continue on to Higher Education


30 Accepted Teaching Fellow Positions
*Only 9 TF retained  due to COVID-19*

75% Pursuing Careers in Education 

44% Returning Teachers 

33% Breakthrough Student Alumni 

62% Identified as People of Color

147 Year-Round Volunteers:


88 Summer & School Year Volunteers

20 Anschutz Medical School Mentors

16 Student Board Members

23 Advisory Board Members

100% of Breakthrough seniors graduated high school

100% of Breakthrough graduates are pursuing a college degree
*12% of students have deferred enrollment because of COVID-19 to Spring or Fall 2021*

75% of our graduating 2019 teaching staff are pursuing careers in education

“At the time I applied to Breakthrough, I had just arrived as a newcomer to America. I decided to apply because I wanted to learn a little more english and I also thought otherwise my summer would be boring. As I continued to be involved I realized that Breakthrough was more than just a summer program, It’s a place where I can be myself and not be judged for who I am. I love the larger group community, all the friendships I have built and the college bound program is really effective in continuing my success”

Amadou Niang

​10th Grade