Mayor puts focus on mentoring programs one day after anti-violence speech

CHICAGO -- One day after delivering a speech on new anti-violence initiatives in the city of Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was showcasing parts of his new plan today.

Emanuel joined a “circle of brotherhood” today at Morgan Park High School.

It was part of “Becoming A Man” Youth Guidance, a key component of the mayor’s new anti-violence plan he outlined in a speech at Malcolm X College.

Emanuel is promising 36 million dollars in public and private funds to expand mentoring programs.

Emanuel started the day by running 3.5 miles with new police recruits. He wants to hire nearly a thousand police officers over two years.

Emanuel still hasn’t said how he’ll pay for it.

Critics say the mayor is running out of time to address the root causes of the city’s violence.