Local incoming ninth-grade students recently completed The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a two-week summer institute. The institute is the initial event for incoming members of the University of Success, a four-year, pre-college mentorship program. The goal of the program is to help participating students complete high school and gain entrance into a college or university. The participating students will continue to meet at The University of Scranton once a month. The program is offered free of charge and is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants. This year, support was received from AT&T, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Dime Bank, Fidelity Bank, Medico Industries, MetLife Foundation, Overlook Estate Foundation, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Prudential Foundation, Waste Management and Wells Fargo. At the institute,from left: Izabell Hearst, Wilkes-Barre; Jacob McDonnell, Swoyersville; Andrea Mantione, director of the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; and Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director.