Program Helps Local Young People Aim for College

Nov. 20, 2007

The Double Discovery Center at Columbia University brings low-income and first-generation college-bound New York City youth to Columbia's campus to learn about colleges and careers, improve their academic work, and participate in personal development activities. The Center began with 200 students in 1965 as a pilot project for the national Upward Bound Program and now serves more than 1,000 young New Yorkers each year. (2:18)

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