Breakthrough Greater Boston is a six year, intensive, tuition-free, out of school time program that changes students' academic trajectories and supports them along the path to four-year college.
Throughout the course of the year, Breakthrough staff members work with each current high Breakthrough student to identify and apply for enrichment and internship opportunities for the summer. In addition, BTGB offers its own summer opportunities in the form of the Leadership Academy for rising 9th grade students and the Palante (Spanish for “onward”) Internship Program for rising 10th-12th grade students.
Leadership Academy is a unique summer program that invites a select group of rising 9th grade Breakthrough students to return for the summer to strengthen the academic and leadership skills they will need to make a smooth transition to high school in the fall.
Palante Internship Program is a professional internship program for rising 10th-12th grade students. The goal of the Palante Program is to provide students with meaningful internships that will expose them to interesting careers that require a bachelor’s degree and that will motivate them to continue on the academic path needed to enroll and succeed at a four-year college or university.