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An Interview with Alum Andrew Jyan

An Interview with Alum Andrew Jyan

Share your alumni story at stories@btny.org! Andrew Jyan (Stony Brook University, Class of 2008) graduated from Breakthrough New York when it only served students through middle school. Although he attended for just two years, he recounts fond memories and the impact...
Which volunteer opportunity is right for you?

Which volunteer opportunity is right for you?

Breakthrough New York offers both one-day and long-term volunteer opportunities for anyone to get involved in our community. Volunteering is a great chance to make a direct impact on someone in your community. It is also one way you can support your local nonprofit....
Should you start an internship in high school?

Should you start an internship in high school?

Janely (Class of 2027) is a Breakthrough New York high school senior and a summer program assistant. She talks about what she has learned during this internship and gives advice to other high school students. What are your responsibilities as program assistant? As...
What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With schools and businesses focusing more than ever on mental health, we spoke with Bushra Shaheen, Student Support Director at Breakthrough New York, on understanding mental health and how to support those who are struggling....
Volunteer Spotlight: Roshan Chudhry

Volunteer Spotlight: Roshan Chudhry

Hunter College graduate Roshan began volunteering as a college coach with Breakthrough New York in 2021, and is currently pulling double duties with two mentees! She shares how she found a kinship with Sadia and Srijani that went beyond traditional academic mentoring,...
Volunteer Spotlight: Stavros Anastasiou

Volunteer Spotlight: Stavros Anastasiou

Stavros joined Breakthrough New York as a college coach in 2021, when he was paired with Queens College freshman Breezy. He recently spoke to us about his motivation for volunteering, and how everyone has something to contribute as a mentor. Tell me more about...
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