January 2021: Mentoring Month

WHEREAS, the future of Michigan depends on the success of our state’s youth; and,


WHEREAS, through insightful guidance and meaningful mentoring, we can help ensure that today’s youth realize their own personal value and potential and instill hope for a brighter tomorrow; and,


WHEREAS, today’s consistent, dependable, and trustworthy mentors are teaching core values to our future leaders; 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  young people across our state 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 2021 as Mentoring Month in Michigan.