Governor Sam Brownback says he wants to create a mentoring system for people on Kansas poverty programs. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports.
Brownback says he’s working on a mentoring program that he hopes could help Kansans on state assistance move out of poverty. He says mentoring programs have had success in other areas, like helping prison inmates transition back to public life.
“It’s a similar sort of situation where you’ve got a lack of infrastructure for a lot of people. The family structure isn’t there or it’s had difficulties where it’s no longer functioning as a family,” says Brownback.
Brownback released few details on the proposal when speaking with reporters, but says he’s been working on it with others in his administration.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he wants to create a mentoring system for people on state assistance programs. Brownback says he’s developing a program that could help get people off of assistance and back on their feet.
“I think it could help us on getting people out of poverty and keeping them out of poverty. We’re working now on how could we design this on a voluntary basis for someone who’s in one of the poverty programs now,” says Brownback.
he governor released few details, but says he’s been working on a program with others in his administration. He says mentoring programs have been successful in other areas, such as helping inmates transition back to public life.