WHEREAS, the future of Michigan depends on the success of our state’s youth; through insightful guidance and meaningful mentoring, we can help ensure that today’s youth realize their own personal value and potential and instill in them hope for a brighter tomorrow; and,
WHEREAS, today’s consistent, dependable and trustworthy mentors are teaching core values to our future leaders; and,
WHEREAS, through mentoring we provide meaningful opportunities to build relationships and retain our next generation both today and beyond; and,
WHEREAS, thousands of Michigan youth are waiting for mentors and by giving their time to a young person, a mentor can improve outcomes for Michigan youth and help prepare them for successful and productive lives; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, we recognize and commend the efforts of mentoring programs throughout the state and raise community awareness of the importance of mentoring;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim January 2014 as Michigan Mentoring Month.