Breakthrough Cincinnati

Breakthrough Cincinnati (BTC) supports over 100 rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students by offering rigorous, tuition-free, year-round enrichment and academic support. BTC employs a unique 'students teaching students' model in which talented high school and college students serve as teachers, role models, and mentors to our middle school students.  BTC provides students with the skills and motivation needed to enter and succeed in college preparatory high school programs with the ultimate goal of graduating high school, and matriculating to four-year colleges and universities.  In addition, BTC provides early training and experience for high school and college students interested in exploring a career in education.

Breakthrough Cincinnati is a year-round program with two components: the Summer Academic Session and the School Year Program. Both programs employ Breakthrough's unique 'Students-Teaching-Students' model, and attendance at both programs is mandatory for Breakthrough students.

Super Saturdays

November 16, January 25, and March 22 from 8am-12pm. 

These Saturday morning sessions provide BTC students the opportunity to learn new study and life skills, participate in academic enrichment activities, hear from college representatives, and engage with positive peers in a fun, encouraging environment.

Super Saturday sessions include a partnership with Xavier?s Noyce Scholars Program. The Xavier Noyce Scholars, in keeping with Breakthrough?s students-teaching-students model, will work with BTC students on technology- and science-related enrichment projects and skills.

Strands and Activities
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Physics/Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Natural Sciences

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Ashley Vaughn your name, dates available, and subjects of interest.