LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – There an innovative new program to help kids in Louisville’s California neighborhood.
Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman David James, Metro Parks and the Boy Scouts announced a new after-school pilot program to help keep at-risk kids in school.
Thirty to 40 students at Wheatley Elementary will take part in the program. They're being recommended from Wheatley's Family Resource Center.
The program will offer personalized tutoring and will monitor school performance and attitude.
"One of the big variables for children to learn is how much time they're actually spending on their school work and education. The more time we can spend on that variable, the higher the achievement goes up," Fischer said.
Mayor Fischer says if the program is successful it could be expanded across the city.