1, 2, Breakthrough Love!

By: Vincent Lai Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, HISD Summer 2021 At Breakthrough, a kudos is the ultimate way of showing our gratitude for others. It consists of a verbal expression of gratitude, followed by two claps and then a series of actions based on which...

BTH: A Reflective Experience

By: Nathalie Soto Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, Connect Summer 2021 Before joining the Breakthrough Houston team, I had no prior teaching experience. I was anxious to start, but entered the summer with three goals in mind: Becoming open to sharing ideas and...

Three Things to Know From a Former BTH Student

By: Nicole Castañeda Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, SJS Summer 2021 I can still vividly remember that early Saturday morning in March of 2013 when my little sister came in running with a big letter package, “Wake up! Wake up! You got something in the mail!” ...

Behind the Scenes at BTH

By: Jasmine Infante Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, SJS Summer 2021 Breakthrough Houston has revealed to me the “behind the scenes” of a teacher’s life. I am a recent college graduate. I had been in school for 12+ years of my life, I respected my teachers; yet...

Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Retrospective Look at BTH

By: Adrian Pachuca Breakthrough Houston Dean of Students at HISD, Summer 2021 I knew it became a problem once Ma looked at me during a car ride and said, “when does Breakthrough start this summer?” My parents often don’t remember much about my life — work,...