David Xin Li

Student, Class of 2001
Teaching Fellow, 1999-2000


Tell us about one way in which Breakthrough shaped your path?
As a student, BTGB helped me develop a growth mindset. My teachers and fellow students created a sense of excitement and community. The curricular and extracurricular activities sharpened my critical thinking and self-confidence. The environment was inspirational and magical. As a teaching fellow, I wanted to give back to a program that had given me so much. I was one of the first students to return to teach in the program. I felt a sense of pride and joy to be on the other side of the classroom.

Most memorable Breakthrough moment?
There are too many to count, but community meeting skits and chasing after the
buses are among the top.

What are three words you would use to describe the Breakthrough community?
Seeds of inspiration