Breakthrough Cincinnati (BTC) is a four-year, tuition-free, out-of-school time (OST) academic program. BTC’s dual mission is to 1) provide rigorous, college-preparatory educational enrichment opportunities to highly motivated middle and high school students from underserved/underrepresented communities, and 2) inspire and train undergraduate college students to become the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.
Bill Hopple, Jr. and Odessa Hooker established BTC as Summerbridge Cincinnati in 1992. BTC is a member of the national Breakthrough Collaborative, which was founded in San Francisco in 1978. Today, the Collaborative is composed of 40 affiliate sites located throughout the United States.