This one is from Isaiah Moore who responded to the question “How did last summer impact you?”
It is with great pleasure that I offer my experience on how Breakthrough has helped me in their journey of evoking change in young lives. My name is Isaiah Moore and I am a junior at Morehouse College in Atlanta. I was always told that if one achieves some type of success, that he or she should give back at home first. So, I decided to apply for Breakthrough at Norfolk Academy. I entered as a young college student who would be teaching English—but not for practice for the future; teaching was not even an afterthought. You see, my plan was not to be a teacher but an attorney that would ultimately become a Senator. Needless to say, six weeks with the young scholars of this program and my life was altered forever. I came to the conclusion that I needed the interaction with young students to obtain even half of the utopia I achieved that summer. Throughout my whole sophomore year I began to devise plans for my life that would connect law and education. I came up with one that involved me teaching, law school, and a degree in education administration (it’s a recession, why not stay in school and build your educational resume? LOL). I see myself working my way up the educational latter to become the Superintendent of Newport News Public Schools. This was the one! It just seemed so right! Now, I go to sleep and dream about this and while I’m awake I daydream about it. I believe my whole reason for being is to be instrumental in young student’s lives and Breakthrough removed the cover from my eyes so that I could see who I really am to become.