The State of Kansas looks to begin a new program in which citizens who are living in poverty and receiving financial assistance from the state will be provided with a mentor. The State’s foster children who are nearing adulthood will also per provided with mentors.
A Wednesday afternoon news conference will allow Gov. Sam Brownback, officials from the state’s Department of Children and Families, and First Lady Mary Brownback to discuss details of the new program.
In an October statement, Gov. Brownback noted that, after seeing the success that mentoring programs achieved in prisons with both adult and juvenile inmates and offenders respectively, his administration was working to provide a program to help the poor.
The new program will also offer help to children who have been abused and neglected and are too old to remain in foster care, according to the department.