Hello Breakthrough family!

Welcome to our first Ready Set Go summer communication. Thank you so much for completing your child/ren's enrollment for next year. We are so excited to welcome another class of scholars to our schools in August.

This summer we will be sending weekly messages with summer events, grade-level appropriate book ideas and reading materials, and other activities to help your child be ready to start the next school year off on a great foot. These will come in addition to summer messages you will receive from your specific school.

Thanks so much for your time. If you have *any* questions at all during the summer, be sure to contact me personally.




Kareemah Williams
Parent of Two Breakthrough Alum (now in college!)
Former Board Member of Citizens Academy
Former Board Member of Breakthrough Schools
Current Managing Director of Enrollment & Engagement
(216) 367-5720 | kwilliams@breakthroughschools.org

Upcoming Summer Events

Summer Lit League with Z107.9

Calling all young adventurers! Cleveland Public Library is pleased to announce Summer Lit League, an eight-week reading adventure that takes kids and teens on a literary journey around the world. For kids of all ages.

Next Date/Time: June 19th, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Cleveland Public Library
Phone: (216) 623-6997
Address: 1566 Crawford Rd, Cleveland, OH, 44106
Sign Up & More Info

Kids Days at the Zoo
6/23/2018 & 6/24/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Experience the wonder of the animal kingdom and much more! KidsDays will feature Thriller BMX demonstrations, customized miniature golf, animal enrichment activities and a dance party to celebrate the summer. All included with Zoo admission.

Summer Reading Ideas Week 1

K - 2nd Grade


Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

by Julie Gassman, illustrated by Andy Elkerton

3rd - 5th Grade


The Drinking Gourd

by F.N. Monjo

6th - 8th Grade


The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved at your school specifically, or with me at the citywide level, let me know. We always welcome parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents interested in volunteering and getting involved in several ways. Email me here or call me at 216 367 5720 and ask for Kareemah. I look forward to hearing from you!


Spread the Word

If you know someone you might want to enroll their child/ren in our schools, please let them know we would love to have them. We have seven campuses throughout Cleveland and currently still have openings for next year in most grade levels.

Next Enrollment Event
Saturday, July 14th at 11am

Families can also schedule a personal tour anytime. Please share this link below with any interested parents/families.

Alumni Spotlight

We recently caught up with Breakthrough Alum Erick. Hear about his time in middle school, high school, and about his plans for college and beyond.

Breakthrough Alumnus
Hawken School Grad 2018
The Ohio State University Class of 2022