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School to Work mentoring program for JCPS students hailed as big success

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A first-of-its kind program to help JCPS students in need is hailed as a huge success.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana launched the School to Work mentoring program last fall. It's a partnership with JCPS, Price Waterhouse Cooper and Humana. It pairs 15 students from Seneca High School with mentors at their workplace.

They meet up once-a-month for two hours, and the mentors help the students develop skills to land jobs, and succeed after graduation.

"They help us, they inspire us to become professional in the business world and they're giving us more ideas to do with our life," said Aniya Hall, a student at Seneca High School.

The program is so successful, it's expected to expand to serve 75 students next school year.

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