Foundation grant saves young scholar program


The Young Scholars Immersion Program, a partnership between Manhattan College and the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center will be continuing thanks to a three-year grant from the Teagle Foundation. 

This grant, which will ensure the program continues into its fourth year, was supplied through the Foundation’s College-Community Connections Program. 

The program provides mentoring to disadvantaged students who might not otherwise be able to make use of their skills and drive. The program encourages and supports them in working toward college. It also allows high school students to visit the Manhattan College campus and participate in writing and study workshops at KHCC, as well as provides opportunities for those in 10th grade and up to take part in the Summer Literacy Institute. 

The institute is a simulated college experience at Manhattan College’s campus, allowing students to take part in university-level classes and live in the university dorms. Fifty students are expected to attend the Young Scholars Immersion Program and 30 take part in the Summer Literacy Institute program.