Ready Set Go: 2021 Week 6

Hello Breakthrough family!

This week we want to welcome you to Breakthrough Schools by inviting you to the Breakthrough Schools Back to School Drive-thru Carnival on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The Carnival will be from 1pm-3pm in the parking lot behind E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs located at 1417 East 36th St, Cleveland. Please come out and experience our carnival from the comfort of your car. There will be free school supplies, lots of entertainment, and even a dunk tank. Bring your friends and family members to have a great time and learn more about Breakthrough Schools.




Kareemah Williams
Parent of Two Breakthrough Alum (and now college graduates!)
Managing Director of Enrollment & Engagement
(216) 367-5720 |

Neighborhood Events

This is a list of community-sponsored, family-friendly events in and around Cleveland. These are not school-sponsored events, we just wanted to share some things to do during the summer if they are interesting to you!

5th Annual Jazz for Harvard: Healing Arts
Thursday, August 5th; 5pm-8pm
Outdoor event location: Harvard Community Services Center
18420 Harvard Ave

Return with Resilience: Strategies for a Thriving Transition Back to School
Wednesday, August 25th; 8PM
Registration is required: Please click here for more info and to register

Summer Reading Ideas Week 6

Here are some recommended age-appropriate books for summer reading. These are not mandatory at all, we just wanted to share some summer reading ideas if you are looking for them for your child.

K - 2nd Grade

Becoming Vanessa

Becoming Vanessa

by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

This story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are. On Vanessa's first day of school, her parents tell her it will be easy to make friends. Vanessa isn't so sure. She wears her fanciest outfit so her new classmates will notice her right away. They notice, but the attention isn't what she'd hoped for.

3rd - 5th Grade

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

by Peter Brown

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island.


6th - 8th Grade

Barakah Beats

Barakah Beats

by Maleeha Siddiqui

It's about a young girl named Nimra who ends up switching from a religious school to a public school, where she gets involved in a school band (Barakah Beats). It's middle grade but deals with a lot of grown-up issues, like changing friendships, staying true to yourself, finding your passions.

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!

Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools

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 six campuses throughout Cleveland and currently still have openings for next year in most grade levels.

Summer Enrollment Events

We have a fun-filled summer planned, and we would love for you and your scholar to join us for these enrollment events over the next few months.

3 Reasons to Choose Kindergarten at Breakthrough!

Hear from Chief Academic Officer, Andrew McRae, as he shares more about our kindergarten program, what makes it unique, and why parents choose kindergarten at Breakthrough.

  1. We're committed to early literacy. Our curriculum ensures that from day 1, young scholars will develop reading skills that they’ll use for the rest of their life.
  2. Your child will discover something new every day through hands-on, joyful learning experiences and interactive specials.
  3. We are wholeheartedly committed to your child's success in life! We'll warmly welcome you and your child on that first day of kindergarten, and be there for their college graduation, offering support and encouragement every step of the way. When you join Breakthrough, you join a family, you join a tradition, you join an entire community dedicated to the success of your scholar.