Breakthrough students, parents, and supporters packed City Hall March 18th for Breakthrough’s presentation in front of the City Council. Director, Lorena Martinez, expressed the need for programs like Breakthrough in the community and reminded City Council of the incredible potential to make a profound impact on our youth.
Breakthrough student and Capistrano Valley High School freshman, Natalie Garcia, also spoke on behalf of the program Tuesday evening. Natalie’s success showcases the effectiveness of Breakthrough’s philosophy. Breakthrough invests in highly motivated 6th grade students by providing academic enrichment and supplemental support to help students stay on the college bound path. We are proud of Natalie and all our Breakthrough students’ accomplishments and look forward to many more to come!
One San Juan resident approached the group after the presentation to comment, “I’ve lived in San Juan for over 40 years and have never heard of Breakthrough! I’d love to get involved in any way I can!” We are constantly reminded of San Juan’s wonderful spirit of volunteerism and generosity. Our work would not be possible without the support of these community members, thank you to all who continue to support the program.
Special thank you to the San Juan Capistrano City Council for the opportunity to speak at the meeting.