Volunteers founded SBAN, and SBAN will continue to thrive with the hands and hearts of new volunteers. Friends and alumni of Summerbridge and Breakthrough programs are welcomed to give their time to any of SBAN’s programs.
Amy is a first-generation Chinese immigrant who has lived in Manhattan her whole life. A 16-year-old senior at The Brearley School, she joined BTNY in 2009 and just entered her sixth year in the program.Read on...
Progress in The Bronx - Wonder What This Is?
Save the Date!
Young Professionals Board Fall Mixer
Thurs., Nov. 6th
Welcome Whitney Mufson
Sponsor a Student!
Every few months, Barri Waltcher receives a handwritten letter from Bronx 8th grader Lucas S. describing his academic and social awakenings.
“Sitting down and writing a letter isn’t something kids do regularly; it’s an old-school expression,” says Waltcher, a career coach from Manhattan. “I appreciate the value being conveyed by sending a thoughtful letter. I could tell this is a serious student.”
Such communication is invaluable to Waltcher, a Breakthrough New York Student Sponsor. Her annual contribution supports Lucas through six years, and is supporting his dreams to attend a great high school and a four-year college.
Learn more about their experience and how you can sponsor a studenthere.
Kevin Lin Announced as a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar!
TheJack Kent Cooke FoundationYoung Scholars Program offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from families across the nation who have financial need. Young Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school to pursue their unique academic and talent goals.
We asked Kevin about the experience, and you can read his answershere. Congratulations Kevin!
Bonding in New Jersey
Over the river and into the woods we went last month. Breakthrough New York headed to our annual retreat near Princeton, N.J. for two days.
Led by Executive Director Rhea Wong, our 13-member team exercised our muscles and our minds. Our intrepid members engaged in team-building activities, from the fun to the thought-provoking.