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Encouraging Mentorship in Missouri Employees

By Marshall Griffin, KWMU Statehouse Reporter

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Jefferson City, MO – Governor Matt Blunt has signed an executive order that provides incentives to state employees that take part in mentoring programs. KWMU's Marshall Griffin reports.

The Missouri Mentor Initiative is a pilot project that will allow about 200 state workers to spend an hour a week mentoring kids. Governor Matt Blunt says those who sign up will still be paid for the hour they spend mentoring.

Blunt: And the state employees who volunteer for this service will be eligible to take up to 40 hours per year away from their official duties to work with these children.

The pilot project will last for one year, and will be operated out of the Lt. Governor's office. For KWMU, I'm Marshall Griffin in Jefferson City.

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