LOSFA Mentees of the Year presented with big checks to help their educational futures

Updated: May. 1, 2019 at 4:32 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Students in the Baton Rouge area got a big surprise Wednesday thanks to their own investment in themselves.

Some students were surprised with $500 checks during a ceremony at the Galvez building downtown. They were honored as part of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance’s (LOSFA) Aspire to Inspire program. The program helps students see that no matter where they come from, someone cares. The program works with students, not just with academics, but also helps them develop confidence and make decisions about future career goals.

“Before I was in the program, I always knew what I wanted to be, but I never actually thought about the steps and the things I have to do to get there, so being in the program, like, activated how I wanted to live my future life,” said Anaisha Knighten, a student at Park Ridge Academic Magnet.

Wednesday’s program honored about 100 students from around Louisiana.

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