Gov. Sam Brownback hopes a new mentoring program can help lift Kansans out of poverty.
The program will match people on cash assistance in Kansas with volunteer mentors. Brownback announced the program and encouraged people to sign up to help.
“You will be the better for it. The person that volunteers to help out and mentor somebody out of poverty, you will get more out of this than anybody else. I guarantee that,” Brownback says.
Jim Echols will head the program. He says the goal is teaching the skills needed to be successful in education and employment.