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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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