Thousands of students are starting college in and around Boston, and this year some of them will be getting paid to do it thanks to a new program.

Run by the nonprofit College Bound Dorchester, the program called Boston Uncornered gives young people, who used to be affiliated with gangs, money to pursue a college degree. Each student in the program earns $400 a week or $20,000 a year.

Mark Culliton, the CEO of College Bound Dorchester; and Frank Melo, who is now six months out of prison and days away from starting college, join Adam Reilly to discuss how the program works and its goals.