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Coach Young Adults to College and Career Success


Coach Young Adults to College and Career Success

Breakthrough New York transforms the lives of talented students from low-income backgrounds by providing educational support from middle school through college and into careers. The goal is to create leaders who break the cycle of poverty in their families and effect positive change in their communities.

WHAT: Become a BTNY College & Career Success Coach and be at the front lines of providing this guidance through monthly Coach Talks and ongoing relationship building. Conduct guided monthly Coach Talks by phone/video chat or in-person to support 1-3 college students, depending on your preference, in 4 areas: Academic, Career, Financial, and Wellness

You'll also share the information and data gathered from Coach Talks to the BTNY College team and attend 2 in-person BTNY events with students per year. Coaches are required to report any critical student crises to the College & Career Success staff immediately.

WHERE: Virtual

WHEN: Ongoing starting June 2020 through May 2021

TO APPLY: Complete the online form here There will be a mandatory orientation and training.

*This is not a New York Cares Project*


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.