$270,000 over 36 months to fund Leading to College, a three-way partnership program developed by Brooklyn College, CAMBA, and the School of Democracy and Leadership leverages the three institutions immense expertise to narrow the gaps between high school graduation and preparedness for college and beyond. Over the grant period, the partnership will offer the program to a select group of high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at the School for Democracy and Leadership in Brooklyn. Courses and activities are grade-specific, and focus on engaging students in a high interest theme (e.g., Why People Do What They Do?) while preparing them for college-level work in a specific discipline. Juniors and seniors who perform very well in these courses are then eligible to enroll in a variety of Brooklyn College courses alongside Brooklyn College students. This partnership will serve approximately 160 students in total.