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WME talent agents go from A-list to ABCs in Compton mentors program
WME talent agents go from A-list to ABCs in Compton mentors program

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 William Morris Endeavor have been mentoring students from two Compton schools. The centerpiece of the mentoring initiative, which is part of a wider partnership between WME and the Compton Unified School District, are regular visits that students make to the agency's sleek, marble-clad headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard. "At first I was pretty nervous about meeting WME. I was scared. I didn't really know any mentors," said Edgar, who attends Whaley Middle...

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