Area high school students recently completed the 12-week Big Buddy's LevelUp! Mentoring and Workforce Development Program as Capital One Scholars.

The LevelUp! Program for students in grades nine through 12 gives students from low-income communities opportunities for community service, field trips and learning about careers in various fields.

Capital One sponsored the scholars through a grant. Scholars worked 15 to 20 hours a week in an internship experience hosted by a workplace host site in the Baton Rouge community.