Mayor Fischer announces Project Connect

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by Tyler Druin

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 17 at 11:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - A new program is being created in Louisville to help get at-risk kids off the streets and get them on a path that doesn't involve violence.

Friday Mayor Greg Fischer (D) announced a partnership between Metro Government, Gig Brothers Big Sisters, The James Graham Brown Foundation, The Gheens Foundation and The Norton Foundation.

It will be called Project Connect.

This partnership will allow 100 more children to have a one-on-one mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Mayor Greg Fischer (D) of Louisville said, “We know that investing in our kids and investing in our youth is just a no brainer for us because if we don't start off with a strong foundation, it’s hard to get it.”

Since the number of children being helped is increasing there will also be a need for new adult volunteers.

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