I truly believe I would not be in the position I am today if it had not been for Breakthrough. The profound impact they have had on my life has inspired me to one day create my own nonprofit organization for immigrant students.- Nayeli, Breakthrough Boston Campus...read more
My Breakthrough community has shown me how important and powerful it can be to have a group of supportive people around you long-term. I want to make sure other people have the support they need to overcome life’s challenges. - Thens, Breakthrough Boston Campus...read more
Breakthrough is a positive, funny, loving community, and an amazing family. I now know that I’m going to succeed and make it to college, stay ahead in my classes, and make my Breakthrough family proud. - Elizabeth, Breakthrough Somerville Campus class of 2024 My...read more
"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...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...