Our first students graduated high school in 2008 and it was then when Breakthrough envisioned supporting students through college. It was thanks to the many students from those early classes who told us how important it was to continue with our support and advising through college graduation. As students began to graduate from college, Breakthrough began hearing more about how graduates wanted to stay connected and give back. Growing even more over the years, we started to get serious about putting resources behind Breakthrough’s alumni efforts and that’s when the Alumni Network was born. The Alumni Network is made up of 250 graduates, 10 council members, 2 co-chairs, a staff liaison, and three alumni who serve as the Board of Trustees.
This past summer, more than 40 Breakthrough college graduates joined us to launch The Breakthrough Alumni Network at Abel’s On The Lake. Alumni from different classes had to opportunity to reconnect, meet the Alumni Council and Co-Chairs, and enjoyed delicious bites. We are so grateful for our Alumni, staff, and community members who are so invested in supporting and harnessing the power of our alumni!