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LLCC's Open Door Program helping students succeed

LLCC's Open Door Program helping students succeed. (WICS)

Finding a career after college can be difficult, but for young black males they might face an even greater challenge.

Thursday, Lincoln Land Community College's Open Door Mentorship Program was recognized for exposing students to different career paths.

This program partners with several companies in Springfield to turn student internships into paid jobs.

"Being an African American male, knowing that the Chamber of Commerce, knowing Lincoln Land are really on the forefront of giving back and really believing in our young male in Springfield. That means a lot," said program director Michael Phelon.

Lincoln Land's Open Door Mentorship Program has been around for only a year, but has seen huge progress.

Its goals this school is to help 40 students get real career experience.

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