The Breakthrough Foundation

The Breakthrough Foundation was an independent non-profit organization dedicated to changing the direction of thousands of young people’s lives through the Youth at Risk Program. The project won national acclaim for its outstanding results in turning around the lives of young people who were severely at risk for drug abuse, unemployment, and violent crime. The National Institute of Justice studied the Youth At Risk Program and found a significant reduction in recidivism. President George H.W. Bush recognized the Breakthrough Foundation as one of his “thousand points of light.” -http://www.wernererhardfoundation.org/breakthrough.html

National Institute of Justice Evaluation of Youth at Risk Program

The original Breakthrough Foundation brought about independent charities using its Youth at Risk programs.

1 comment so far

  1. Jeffrey Jacobs on

    Is there a similar organization near Northampton, MA available now?


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