Meet Londyn-Taylor

Meet Londyn-Taylor Benjamin, well on her way to becoming a first-generation college student. Last July, Londyn-Taylor participated in Breakthrough’s Summer Program where hundreds of students gained an average equivalent of 4.8 months of learning in Reading and 9.6...

Back to Breakthrough

By: Dorinda Kyeremateng Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, College Bound Summer 2021 “What better way to give back to Breakthrough than teaching for it?” I posed this question to myself earlier this year, and the outcome has been nothing short of magnificent. As...

Breakthrough: See, Say, Do, and Pluses on a Personal Note

By: Andrea Hernandez Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, College Bound Summer 2021 I first heard of Breakthrough Houston in a Zoom session held by my scholarship sponsors in February of 2021. I remember the former Breakthrough Teaching Fellows sharing their stories...
Advocate for racial justice AND manage your wellness? Here’s how.

Advocate for racial justice AND manage your wellness? Here’s how.

Over the last few months, social media has been filled with news of racial violence. And yet we continue to show up for school. Take AP tests. Scroll through social media. Take care of younger siblings. What we often haven’t done is learn how to manage our own...

Deeply committed to ending racism on every level

To our Breakthrough Houston family, We are living through a difficult and profoundly disturbing time in our country. Like you, I am grappling with the horror of recent events. I struggle to comprehend how, still now, so many Black lives  – George Floyd, Breonna...