In Summer 2021, we inaugurated our summer reading program during the month of July. Our college student Leaders led our high school Fellows in an ongoing discussion of a novel about a first-generation college student (Make Your Home Among Strangers). Over the course of five meetings, the students were able to 1) experience a relatively independent reading assignment along the lines of college class, 2) continue their conversations about higher education and build their understanding of the hidden curriculum of higher education under the guise of the discussion of a novel, and 3) stay connected to their MTB community. We are requesting $1595 to continue this program for both the rising senior high school Fellows and rising college student Leaders in our program in Summer 2022. Please view a video of last year's program: https://youtu.be/u9-VLDgEiaY.