Mayor Johnson announces partnership allowing city employees to mentor youth in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson joined Mentor Greater Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon to announce a new partnership that allows city employees to mentor Milwaukee youth.
The mayor met Mentor Greater Milwaukee supporters and staff in the City Hall rotunda to promote the program.
The partnership will build a better pathway for public servants to help Milwaukee's youth, something Mayor Johnson says he knows a lot about.
"I've been able to see throughout the course of my lifetime, firsthand, that mentoring makes a difference in the lives of young people across our entire city," said Mayor Johnson. "And it helps them find a way through education and through the challenges and into careers as well."
Last year, Mentor Milwaukee was awarded a $50,000 grant to help train their mentors.
They say more than 800 participants received training so they could strengthen relationships with those they're mentoring.