Our Impact &

Annual Report

Our Impact




173 Denver Public and Englewood Middle School Students

180 High School students

95% Qualified for free or reduced lunch 

93% Students of Color 

79% Will be the first generation in their family to continue on to higher education

30 Accepted Teaching Fellow Positions

83% Pursuing Careers in Education 

30% Returning Staff 

43% Breakthrough Student Alumni 

73% Identified as People of Color

198  Total Volunteers 

107 Summer & School Year Volunteers 

32 Career Day Professionals 

18 Student Board Members 

25 Advisory Board Members 

8 Breakthrough Alumni Board Members 

In 2022, 100% Breakthrough seniors graduated high school

In 2022, 95% Breakthrough graduates are pursuing a college degree

In 2022, 83% Graduating Teaching Fellows are pursuing careers in education

2022 – 2023 impact stats

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

Having the opportunity to be a Teaching Fellow in a program I grew up with and that shaped me into who I am was something I will never forget. It pushed me to be the best version of myself and made me realize teaching is a passion I want to purse. I learned to regulate my emotions as well as create a meaningful relationship with every one of my students.

Tierra Nettles

​University of Northern Colorado

Breakthrough Teaching Fellow 2023, Student Alum