"I reflected on my life to try and find something I was passionate about, and I realized that while I did not know it at the time, Breakthrough has had a huge impact on my life." - Christopher Shimizu, Breakthrough Student Alum, Class of 2016 My name is Christopher...read more
" After two summers, I grew from a quiet and soft-spoken middle school kid into a student with high expectations – for my teachers, for my peers, and for myself." - Kevin Xiong, Breakthrough Student Alum, Class of 2017 I often tell others that I became a part of the...read more
"In school, you don’t always have a chance to communicate with lots of different people but in Breakthrough, everything we do is focused on how we all make up one strong community." - Thens Thens Duviella, Boston Campus, Class of 2019 My name is Thens Duviella and I...read more
"Breakthrough is a collection of memories and lessons that I carry into my classroom each year - a constant reminder of the community I wish to build and the relationships I desire to forge with students." - Kiara Boone, Breakthrough Teaching Fellow 2013 and 2014 In...
"At my interview, the program director asked me: how far are you willing to go for our kids? And I told her, I’ll put on a chicken suit if that’s what it takes to get them to learn. Later in the summer she told me that that was the moment when she hired me. And I...