Breakthrough Youth Network

The Breakthrough Youth Network offers the children, youth and young adults of East Garfield Park a wide variety of programs in sports, arts, academics and spiritual development; and surrounds them with a diverse network of caring adults to support their growth and expand their opportunities.

BYN Programs

students in a circle doing an activity at Breakthrough Beginners preschool

Breakthrough Beginners (Preschool)

Ages 2-5

Equipping students with the education and skills necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond

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students practicing math with flash cards

Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program (NBSAP)

Grade K-8

Offering year-round academic programs for youth including literacy enrichment, science, math, and technology

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girl shaping pottery on spinning wheel

London Johnson Arts & Technology Academy (LJATA)

Age 6+

Engaging youth in state-of-the-art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) opportunities

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youth working out with kettlebells at Breakthrough FamilyPlex gym

Sports and Fitness Academy

Ages 6-18

Improving physical well-being and fostering peer and adult relationships with sports and fitness offerings

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Breakthrough Beyond high school programs

Breakthrough Beyond (High School & Post-Secondary Programs)

Ages 14-24

Expanding college access and career opportunities for high school and post-secondary students

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FamilyPlex

3219 W Carroll Ave

Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-4pm
Sunday: CLOSED