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Breakthrough Sacramento

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth


1102 Q STREET SUITE 4800SACRAMENTO, CA 95811 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Breakthrough Sacramento is a year-round, tuition-free college preparatory program serving Sacramento’s disadvantaged youth attending under-resourced middle and high schools. Through rigorous summer programs, year-round tutoring, and experiential field trips, students succeed in their education, make their college selection, and thrive in a college setting. Additionally, Breakthrough is a pre-professional teaching program providing high school and college students aspiring to be teachers with professional mentorship and work experience.


Breakthrough Sacramento is dedicated to closing the achievement gap that interferes with the academic success and future success of Sacramento's disadvantaged youth attending under-resourced schools. The students of Breakthrough are bright, excited, and motivated learners. They have a spark in their eyes and love to learn. As a Breakthrough student, they attend a rigorous 6-week summer program before 7th, 8th, and 9th grade, receive school-year tutoring to keep them on track, attend Super Saturday field trips for experiential learning, and receive college counseling while in high school.

Today BSAC actively serves approximately 200 motivated students in the greater Sacramento region.

100% of program youth graduate from High School

96% of program youth attend college

92% are first in their families to do so

68% of student teachers complete a degree in education

Breakthrough is fiscally sponsored (not financially sponsored) by the Foundation for California Community Colleges.


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