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...
Leveling the Playing Field: A Conversation with David Wezdenko

Leveling the Playing Field: A Conversation with David Wezdenko

Blue Leaf Ventures founder and CEO discusses how externships serve as learning opportunities for both students and the company. Breakthrough New York partners with a variety of companies who offer hands-on internships and experiences directly to our students. Last...
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