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Jason Sitt Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Jason Sitt Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Jason Sitt is a recipient of this year’s Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award. He is a senior at the University of Virginia who is majoring in Biology and Spanish and minoring in Anthropology. He taught 7th grade science as well as a dance elective during his summer...
A Journalist in the Making

A Journalist in the Making

Shania is a rising high school senior who spent the summer exploring journalism, creative writing, and podcasts. Shania (Class of 2027) is entering her senior year of high school with big goals in mind. Her favorite activities are reading and writing, and she hopes to...
Bridging Communities Near and Far

Bridging Communities Near and Far

Hillary (Class of 2025) is a freshman at Tufts University studying psychology and community health. She shares her story with the hope of inspiring other Breakthrough students to take chances and uplift others along the way. What is community? For some, it means the...
Life with Breakthrough: The Lessons Continue

Life with Breakthrough: The Lessons Continue

Ashira Mayers (Class of 2021) joined the Breakthrough New York community as a student, and upon graduating from Manhattanville College, transitioned into the role of Recruiting Coordinator as an AmeriCorps Civic Corps member. She shares her perspective on the benefits...
Keshawn’s Journey: A Student Becomes the Teacher

Keshawn’s Journey: A Student Becomes the Teacher

The alum discusses how the college success program provided a unique teacher-training guide. When students enroll in Breakthrough New York as 6th graders, they are often at a pivotal moment in their lives. They are developing study habits to set them up for success in...
Shelbi & Tylyce: A Dynamic Duo

Shelbi & Tylyce: A Dynamic Duo

The pair started with college on their mind and ended with a mentorship that meant so much more. At Breakthrough New York, relationships are more important than ever in encouraging students on their pathways to and through college. In 2020, we launched our college...
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