During the past months, all of us at Breakthrough New York (BTNY) have discussed, ruminated, protested, and sometimes despaired over recent developments in U.S. immigration policy and practices.
The college application process can be daunting to even the most savvy of students. At Breakthrough New York, we work closely with our scholars - and their families - to ensure they not only can get into the schools of their choice, but receive scholarships to support them through higher education as well.
We’re always excited to boast about the achievements of our students! This month, we’re sharing the news about Jaden, our 8th grader at the Excellence Boys Charter School in Brooklyn.
Jaden – who is at our Brooklyn middle school site - just received word that he has been accepted as a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholar. He’s one of only 45 students from across the country to recently earn acceptance into this program.
“My parents are really proud of me,” Jaden says. “Financially this is really big news; it alleviates the financial pressures with school.”