Breakthrough 7th-12th Grade College Access Program
We provide six years of after-school and summer programming for middle and high school students on the path to college.
This is an ongoing program.
Provides sessions with varying activities throughout the entire year, including over the summer. Summer session usually runs July early July to mid August. Summer 2023 = July 5 to August 12, 8AM - 3PM daily.
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 must be attending a public, independent, or private school in located in Cambridge.
- Specific dates
We may extend the deadline if spots do not fill up by the application due date. The Breakthrough Greater Boston application can be completed in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole from our Student Application Page.Families will be informed on the results of their application before the end of March. Students must be current 6th graders to apply.
- In-person only.
459 Broadway Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
- Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.
- Transportation provided from the venue; see notes below.
During summer, Breakthrough provides transportation to and from CRLS. During the school year, Breakthrough provides transportation home from CRLS. All transporation is free.
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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.Our day typically includes classes in all four core subjects (ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science). We host Breakfast, Lunch and Recess; and clubs in the afternoons. We take students on field trips and an overnight camping trip as well.
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.