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Breakthrough 7th-12th Grade College Access Program

By Breakthrough Greater Boston

We provide six years of after-school and summer programming for middle and high school students on the path to college.

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This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday.

Provides sessions with varying activities throughout the entire year, including over the summer. Summer session usually runs July to the 2nd week of August.

Ages: 11 to 18.

Grades 7th grade through 12th grade.

Cambridge residents only.

Breakthrough Greater Boston is looking for students who are serious about pursuing the goal of college and have a demonstrated need. Students must apply in 6th grade and make a six-year commitment through middle and high school.

6th grade students at the following schools are eligible to apply: Amigos, Banneker, CCSC, Cambridge Street, Putnam Ave, PHA, Rindge Ave, and Vassal Lane

Registration required

  • Specific dates

Breakthrough Greater Boston Student Application

The Breakthrough Greater Boston application can be completed in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole at the links below. Every year, register generally runs the beginning of November through the end of January.




Haitian Creole:



  • In-person only.

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS)

459 Broadway Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

During the summer, Breakthrough provides transportation to and from CRLS for all students.

During the school year, Breakthrough provides transportation home from CRLS for all students.

Refreshments provided.
Translation services available - Contact the organization for more details..
Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

We generally offer academic support, community building activities, trips, and clubs.

The Middle School Program offers a fun, rigorous six week summer program as well as after-school tutoring and STEAM-focused workshops during the school year. The High School Program consists of a high school readiness program the summer before 9th grade, after-school study time during the year, summer internship placement, and college access coaching.