College Is Within Their Grasp At Breakthrough Cambridge!

BTC-NW-students.jpgOver 115 Cambridge public school students who are enrolled in the Breakthrough Cambridge (BTC) summer program participated in BTC’s second annual College Challenge Day on Friday, July 15th. Year-round, BTC reinforces to their students that four-year college is well within their reach. College Challenge Day uses games and creative activities to help students envision and enjoy their path to success.
College Challenge Day included a scavenger hunt in which students worked in teams to gather the most information about a wide variety of schools. Then they designed their ideal university, including course offerings, campus housing, sports facilities and libraries. Amigos School 8th grader Elmer V. explained, “I think this was a great activity, because you get to discover what you like or don’t like about each school, and that will help me when I am going through my application process.”

BTC-Colgate-students.pngAt the end of the day, students graduated from high school while their teachers cheered. President Barak Obama (aka BTC teacher and Wesleyan University undergraduate Lucas Turner-Owens) gave the commencement speech. With “Pomp and Circumstance” playing in the background, students proudly crossed the stage to receive their “diploma” – a brand new college t-shirt from their summer teachers, rolled up and tied with a ribbon.

To learn more about BTC’s free, year-round programs, part of a national movement that is changing the face of urban education, visit their website or call their office at 617.349.6647.

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