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Brownback Calls For Mentoring Program For Kansans In Poverty

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Gov. 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,” Brownback says.

Brownback released few details on the proposal when speaking with reporters, but says he’s been working on it with others in his administration.