Last Tuesday, Breakthrough supporters and community members attended Visitors’ Day, an opportunity for the public to join Breakthrough for an insider’s look into our summer program and to meet this summer’s cohort of 90 students and 20 teaching fellows.

The morning kicked off with program updates and what we bring to the community: academic support for underserved students so that they can go to college, break the cycle of poverty in their families, and positively affect their community. Teaching fellows and students led the visitors in a morning cheer and recited the Breakthrough affirmation, a tradition that is followed each morning during the summer school program.

Next, visitors gathered to hear from our student, teaching fellow, and Breakthrough parent panels. The students shared some emotional stories and one student spoke about how her brother’s death affected her at an early age. According to Sarah, a community member who works at UCI, “I really enjoyed hearing from the students and teachers and am extremely impressed by the structure and offerings of Breakthrough. I hope to become more involved in the future.”

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our students as they work towards their dreams of attending college and thank you to everyone who joined us for Visitors’ Day.