Breakthrough came together on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to celebrate this year’s achievements. It is estimated around sixty families joined Breakthrough’s holiday potluck after their busy workdays. Many parents of Breakthrough went an extra mile to try and put a beautiful night together for their sons and daughters. Everyone was happy to share some holiday spirit along with a thoughtful dinner.
The Breakthrough staff shared some exciting news about moving forward with the new five-year strategic plan. It was announced that forty new applications for next year’s incoming class of Breakthrough have been submitted so far. It was also celebrated that tutoring and In-Session for current students is supporting them in their academics. There are 158 college applications submitted by our 27 seniors. Parents and students were thrilled to hear about Mari Morales Gonzalez, the new Community Coordinator, and her experience. She gave a speech as a first class Breakthrough student who has gone through the program and now graduated to return back and support the new students.
Families later in the evening were joined by Santa Claus for family pictures! Students and their younger siblings posed for pictures. The families also joined in some holiday spirit activities like holiday coloring and cookie decoration. Families were happy to have the opportunity to engage with each other and enjoy some time to socialize at the dinner tables. Students were able to take a fun break from their studies and join a great mingling opportunity. The Breakthrough staff is extremely proud of every student’s achievements and look forward to a prosperous New Year. Happy Holidays to the whole Breakthrough family!