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Six college students return to where they first began with Breakthrough New York to help admit the incoming class.

Admissions days are underway for the incoming Breakthrough New York Class of 2033. This year, six Breakthrough college students will assist with admissions activities with the prospective students. This is a new opportunity for Breakthrough students to serve their community while demonstrating the near-peer relationship model that the organization is built on.

Sixth graders and their families participate in a Q&A panel, activity, and interview as part of the admissions process. Breakthrough college students are able to share with candidates their experiences both in the program and at college, providing them with a closer look at what their future entails.

“I think all of them – with motivation and help – can succeed,” says Nii, a junior from CUNY City College. “They need a supportive community like this.”

Events like admissions days allow students to give back to the Breakthrough community in a meaningful way. “I wanted to be there as a support to students who are interested in excelling in their career and using BTNY as a resource toward being the person they hope to be,” says M, a junior from New York University. “So far, it’s been really fun. A lot of really sweet and really engaged students – really inspiring to talk to [them].”

Volunteers are able to join admissions days and other opportunities throughout the academic year. Visit our Volunteers page to see our current listings.

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