The Hartford Youth Scholars’ (HYS) primary objective is to place Scholars who complete the program at four-year colleges with the preparation to be successful in the postsecondary environment, and we continue to support them through college graduation. HYS fulfills a mission of creating lifetime opportunities for underserved Hartford children through education. HYS identifies and recruits highly motivated Hartford middle school students, preparing them for a rigorous high school education. HYS assists them in gaining acceptance and financial assistance at top independent schools in the region with proven records of college placement. In addition to supporting Scholars placed at independent schools, HYS also supports Scholars attending area public, magnet and charter schools. HYS stays engaged with Scholars through high school with college preparation and counseling services, we assist them in the college application process, and we continue to provide Scholars with support through college graduation. As our Scholars return to the city of Hartford upon completion of college, they will support the development of a vibrant and productive community, making it a better place in which to live and work.