$270,000 over 26 months to fund a partnership between Fordham University and Bronxworks, providing academic-year programming designed to give youth the opportunity to envision themselves in college. The program provides students with access to the Fordham college campus, college mentors, and university administrators and staff. Weekend workshops on all aspects of the college application and selection process and the college experience are held on the Fordham campus throughout the school year. Students also attend networking events and shadow days with college mentors. The academic component is an intensive five-week History Makers Scholars Program that fosters students' critical thinking, research, and oral and written communication skills, and culminates in a week-long research project. This partnership will serve approximately 75 students in total.