Breakthrough New York transforms the lives of motivated, low-income students by preparing them for college so that they can succeed in the world.
We are a six-year college access program committed to getting high-potential, low-income students to four-year colleges. We provide after-school tutoring and summer enrichment programs to some of the best and the brightest middle school students from New York public schools, providing them on an ongoing basis with the academic preparation, guidance and mentoring they need to be able to attend selective four-year colleges.
What makes us unique is our students teaching students model. Every year, we hire high-achieving high school and college students to teach in our middle school summer and school year programs. We believe that providing positive peer role models for our middle school students is an important component in our success. We also train and encourage our teacher interns to enter careers in education thereby creating the next generation of teachers into America's classrooms.