Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano supports students from middle school to college graduation through tuition-free, college access programming.
By providing academic enrichment opportunities and support, we are changing the trajectory for students whose backgrounds are underrepresented in higher education.
Nearly all Breakthrough SJC students are from low-income backgrounds and will be the first in their families to graduate from college.
With Breakthrough SJC, students realize their potential to excel in high school and graduate from college.
Nationally, the percentage of low-income, first generation students who complete their college degree in six years
Nationally, the percentage of non-first generation students from affluent backgrounds who complete their college degree in six years
Percentage of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano Students who are on-track to graduate college
My commitment to education changed on my first day at Breakthrough. [Their] encouragement throughout the summers and school years made me believe that I could build a future for myself and I shouldn't settle for less.
Ariana V., Class of 2017 and Student at UCI
I have been blown away by the hard work and dedication of these students. The students at Breakthrough are incredibly passionate about their goals and dreams. They have shown vulnerability and bravery that will continue to shape their futures.
Nicola T., 2017 & 2018 Teaching Fellow, Mercer University
Support Starting in Middle School Through College Graduation
Breakthrough SJC is committed to supporting students from middle school through college graduation with intensive academic enrichment, mentoring and social-emotional support.
Students Teaching Students
Each summer, we recruit talented college students from across the country to teach middle schoolers in a variety of subjects. Teaching fellows gain classroom experience, while middle schoolers gain exposure to college life.
Serving San Juan Capistrano
We serve students in the San Juan Capistrano community and we are committed to expanding our service for dedicated, highly-motivated students in the coming years.
Read more about what's happening in the Breakthrough SJC community