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Download as PDF 2797 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 11 Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7861 of January 12, 2005 The President National Mentoring Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation All Americans are grateful for the special people who played a positive role in their childhood. Whether a relative, teacher, coach, or community leader, a dedicated mentor can profoundly change a young person’s life. During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the role models who have influenced lives, and we continue to support programs that help the young people of America. Mentoring programs pair a child in need with a caring adult who can help that child understand the importance of making the right choices in life. It is one of the best ways to send young people the right messages. Through friendship and encouragement, mentors can help prepare young Americans for a hopeful future. My Administration has supported mentoring programs for young people at risk. In August 2004, my Administration made available over $45 million in grants to help provide mentors for children with parents in prison. In addition, my Administration provided $48 million in school-based grants in 2004 to provide at-risk youth with mentors to assist them in the successful transition from elementary to secondary school. One mentor can change a life forever. I encourage all of our citizens to dedicate their time and talents to mentoring a young person. By providing help and hope to our youth, mentors help foster a more compassionate society that values every life and leaves no child behind. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2005 as National Mentoring Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of mentoring, to look for opportunities to serve as mentors in their communities, and to celebrate this month with appropriate activities and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–1036 Filed 1–14–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 13:40 Jan 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18JAD0.SGM 18JAD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 18, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 2797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1036]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 2797]]

                Proclamation 7861 of January 12, 2005

                
National Mentoring Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                All Americans are grateful for the special people who 
                played a positive role in their childhood. Whether a 
                relative, teacher, coach, or community leader, a 
                dedicated mentor can profoundly change a young person's 
                life. During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the 
                role models who have influenced lives, and we continue 
                to support programs that help the young people of 
                America.

                Mentoring programs pair a child in need with a caring 
                adult who can help that child understand the importance 
                of making the right choices in life. It is one of the 
                best ways to send young people the right messages. 
                Through friendship and encouragement, mentors can help 
                prepare young Americans for a hopeful future.

                My Administration has supported mentoring programs for 
                young people at risk. In August 2004, my Administration 
                made available over $45 million in grants to help 
                provide mentors for children with parents in prison. In 
                addition, my Administration provided $48 million in 
                school-based grants in 2004 to provide at-risk youth 
                with mentors to assist them in the successful 
                transition from elementary to secondary school.

                One mentor can change a life forever. I encourage all 
                of our citizens to dedicate their time and talents to 
                mentoring a young person. By providing help and hope to 
                our youth, mentors help foster a more compassionate 
                society that values every life and leaves no child 
                behind.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim January 2005 as National 
                Mentoring Month. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to recognize the importance of mentoring, to 
                look for opportunities to serve as mentors in their 
                communities, and to celebrate this month with 
                appropriate activities and programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-1036
Filed 1-14-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P