From the newsroom: How a Mass. nonprofit helps ready students of color for top colleges

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It’s Monday, which means it’s time for us to bring you a story from one of our friends in the WBUR newsroom.

Today’s story comes from WBUR education reporter, Max Larkin. 

Each summer, rising high school seniors known as THRIVE Scholars head to Amherst College for a six week program. They come from all over the country, and they’re all talented students from low income backgrounds who hope to attend a selective college or university.

Max headed out to Amherst to check out this year’s summer academy, where the scholars make their final preparations for the application process.

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Darryl C. Murphy is the host of WBUR's daily news and culture podcast, "The Common."


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