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Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1wO0dsX) that 80 upper-level business managers walked into high schools Thursday as part of the SUCCESS High School Action Initiative.
Each business leader, including Gina Maiden, director of business and technology solutions at FedEx Corp., and Elizabeth Blondis, head of catering and shipping at Central BBQ, is paying $3,900 for Leadership Memphis's yearlong executive-level immersion in problem-solving and community organizing.
The goal is for 400 Memphis executives to have helped get 7,000 seniors from Melrose, East, Carver, Fairley, Hamilton, Kirby and Trezevant high schools into college by spring 2017.
One of the things the business leaders will be doing is helping seniors fill out financial aid forms.
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