Hollywood A-List Talent Agents Spend Time Mentoring Compton Youth

Hollywood A-List Talent Agents Spend Time Mentoring Compton Youth

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Compton eighth-grader Edgar Ruelas wants to be the first in his family to attend college. He has some help: high-powered talent agents from Beverly Hills.

For the past four years, a few dozen agents from the William Morris Agency have been mentoring students from two Compton schools.

The centerpiece of the mentoring initiative¬† are regular visits that students make to the agency’s sleek, marble-clad headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard.

(READ the story w/ photos from the LA Times)

Photo: WME headquarters in Beverly Hills by Zepolekim (CC) / Story tip from Steve G.

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