Gov. Evers visits Good Fight Community Center in La Crosse, says state could help fund similar programs

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Gov. Tony Evers was in La Crosse on Monday visiting The Good Fight Community Center.

The Good Fight is a safe place where at-risk and disadvantaged youths can go to get support for school and learn physical and mental fitness.

Evers toured the facility with Nathaniel Coleman Jr., the center’s founder and executive director.

When asked if state funding should be used for programs like these, Evers said it would help with kids’ education.

“Not all learning happens in schools … There are other places in kids’ lives such as this where they grow and learn,” said Evers. “I do believe there’s a role for the state to play; we’ll have to figure out what that role is.”

Evers says connections between schools and places like The Good Fight can help people lead more productive lives.

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