Academically ambitious children from underserved neighborhoods face enormous obstacles in trying to achieve a college education. Trapped in the cycle of poverty, they struggle to succeed in crumbling schools with limited resources. Many hope to be the first person in their families to graduate from a four-year college. Breakthrough New York nurtures high-potential middle schoolers from low-income households, preparing them for distinguished college careers and bright futures.
Committing to program participants from middle school until high-school graduation, Breakthrough New York tutors public-school students in after-school and summer enrichment programs, training them for the academic challenges presented by such exclusive colleges as Harvard, Brown, and Wesleyan. During the course of the 2011 Building Readers summer session, students will complete eight at-home reading assignments, including A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. After finishing the program, students will be able add the books to their personal libraries to peruse and enjoy again. This extracurricular foray into literary criticism inspires greater thoughtfulness and intellectual curiosity in students, and can lead to further pursuit of knowledge.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to supply Breakthrough New York’s students with books to complete their summer Building Readers program reading list. If G-Team members raise $500, every student in the program will receive a copy of each book on the reading list to keep, improving their access to learning materials and fueling their intellectual thirst.
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