Organizational Partner: 
Breakthrough New York
July 14, 2015

Ensuring Its High School Grads Succeed In College

Breakthrough New York, which has centers in Fort Greene's Bishop Loughlin High School and at the Town School on the Upper East Side, hosts tutoring and academic counseling for students at least twice a week during the school year and intensively for six weeks in the summer free of charge. The program is highly competitive.

Breakthrough normally serves middle and high schoolers, but last year it started a pilot program extending services to college students.

The program checks on college students' progress in school at least once a month, gives advice on financial aid paperwork, networking, searching for scholarships and provides a tutor if grades start to slip.

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