January 2020: Mentoring Month

WHEREAS, the future of Michigan depends on the success of our state’s youth, and, through insightful guidance and meaningful mentoring, we can help ensure 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 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, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim January 2020 as Mentoring Month in Michigan and encourage all citizens to positively impact the lives of Michigan’s children by becoming a mentor.