Gov. Scott announces mentoring program for Florida high schools

- The movement of young people asking for stricter rules for school safety and guns continues to make an impact.

Days after students across the nation took part in the March for Our Lives - demanding big changes to make schools safer - Governor Rick Scott said he's listening.

First, he signed a bill targeting everything from the age a person has to be to purchase a gun to training and arming teachers. And the governor continues to work with students from the school where the movement began.

Friday afternoon, the governor tweeted about a new program he created with the help of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

It focuses on helping freshmen transition into high school by pairing them up with an older student that can offer advice, answer questions, and be a friend.

"It's really the best feeling in the world, seeing that, or noticing that we're finally getting heard," said Isabella Cruz-O'Grady, a high school senior who helped organize the March For Our Lives in Tampa last week.

Cruz-O'Grady believes the program is a step in the right direction.

Details on the plan are still to come, but in a one-sheet declaration about the program, Gov. Scott says the High School Student Mentoring Program "will encourage older students to support their fellow students to ensure their safety and greatest success."

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