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Mentors needed for new school grant

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A new grant aims to help East Baton Rouge Parish students with a mentor program.

Capitol One is investing $750,000 into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program for East Baton Rouge Parish schools. The grant will be looking for mentors for 850 students over two years.

The idea behind the grant is that Louisiana needs children going through the school system to be more proficient at science and math to equip them for the emerging technology related Baton Rouge job markets.

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