Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the formation of a task force to reduce childhood poverty.
The 12-member task force will start meeting next week, and it aims to find cost-effective ways to make sure children understand as soon as possible that their decisions can have a lasting impact on their future.
“All too often in our state, children who are living in poverty today become tomorrow’s poor parents. Intergenerational poverty such as this affects our state’s long-term productivity and wellbeing,” Brownback said in a statement.
The task force will have its first meeting on Nov. 19 in the Kansas Board of Regents conference room in Topeka.
The task force members include: