Breakthrough Central Texas creates a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree.
All Central Texas children have the opportunity to realize their potential through the life-changing power of a college degree.
When Jabrell first joined Breakthrough in 6th grade, little did he know he would be creating a legacy for his family — one his youngest brother could follow, and eventually his own children. Today, he describes becoming a first-generation college graduate as one of his biggest accomplishments. He recalls his middle school summers taking Bus 18 to the UT campus, an experience that led him to become an AmeriCorps summer teaching fellow further allowing him to give back to the community by working with kids whose shoes he was once in. Fast forward 4 years, Jabrell now holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Jabrell was one of more than 50 Breakthrough students who became the first in the family to earn a college degree during the COVID-19 pandemic.