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Local Mentoring Program Receives $5,000 Grant

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A program that mentors troubled children in Benton and Franklin County received a grant for $5,000 on Monday.

The Bank of America and Washington's Lieutenant Governor presented the check to "Enterprise for Progress in the Community", or EPIC.

Of the 200 mentoring programs in the State of Washington the Benton and Franklin agency ranks among the top 12.

Program directors said they'll gladly take the recognition.

"The money is going to really come in handy for us and allow us to increase the activities between the mentors and mentees," said Michael Zavala, EPIC Program Director.   

The program pairs troubled children with responsible adults to help get their lives on the right track. 

Right now the program is looking for more mentors.