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Download as PDF 76969 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 248 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7972 of December 22, 2005 The President National Mentoring Month, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Through countless acts of kindness, mentors across America are changing our Nation for the better. Every child deserves the opportunity to realize the promise of our country, and mentors show that a single soul can make a difference in a young person’s life. During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the many individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to help children develop character and integrity. Mentors are soldiers in the armies of compassion, sharing their time to help provide a supportive example for a young person. Mentors help children resist peer pressure, achieve results in school, stay off drugs, and make the right choices. Many people become mentors because of the impact of a mentor in their own lives, creating a chain of compassion over the course of generations. My Administration remains committed to promoting mentoring as an opportunity to strengthen our country. Through the Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, we will continue to focus on identifying best practices and programs across this great Nation that are changing lives for the better and helping young people grow up to be responsible and successful adults. In 2006, my Administration will support funding programs to mentor children who have a parent in prison and for youth at risk of gang influence and involvement. The Federal Government can also help local communities by fostering communication between those who are running successful programs and those who want to get involved. Americans can find valuable mentoring opportunities in their hometown by visiting the USA Freedom Corps website at www.USAFreedomCorps.gov or calling 1–877–USACORP. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PRESDOCS I appreciate the faith-based and community organizations and all those dedicated to improving the lives of America’s children through mentoring. By showing love, support, and compassion, one person can make a difference in the life of a child and help that child learn the importance of serving a cause greater than self. The teachers, coaches, religious leaders, relatives, and other caring adults who mentor contribute to a culture of good citizenship. Their efforts strengthen our country and demonstrate the great influence of one person’s kindness and its ability to touch a life. 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 2006 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 observe this month with appropriate activities and programs. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:06 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208250 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28DED0.SGM 28DED0 76970 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–24641 Filed 12–27–05; 9:32 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PRESDOCS Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:06 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208250 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28DED0.SGM 28DED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 28, 2005)]
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The President





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Proclamation 7972--National Mentoring Month, 2006


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7972 of December 22, 2005

                
National Mentoring Month, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Through countless acts of kindness, mentors across 
                America are changing our Nation for the better. Every 
                child deserves the opportunity to realize the promise 
                of our country, and mentors show that a single soul can 
                make a difference in a young person's life. During 
                National Mentoring Month, we recognize the many 
                individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and 
                energy to help children develop character and 
                integrity.

                Mentors are soldiers in the armies of compassion, 
                sharing their time to help provide a supportive example 
                for a young person. Mentors help children resist peer 
                pressure, achieve results in school, stay off drugs, 
                and make the right choices. Many people become mentors 
                because of the impact of a mentor in their own lives, 
                creating a chain of compassion over the course of 
                generations.

                My Administration remains committed to promoting 
                mentoring as an opportunity to strengthen our country. 
                Through the Helping America's Youth initiative, led by 
                First Lady Laura Bush, we will continue to focus on 
                identifying best practices and programs across this 
                great Nation that are changing lives for the better and 
                helping young people grow up to be responsible and 
                successful adults.

                In 2006, my Administration will support funding 
                programs to mentor children who have a parent in prison 
                and for youth at risk of gang influence and 
                involvement. The Federal Government can also help local 
                communities by fostering communication between those 
                who are running successful programs and those who want 
                to get involved. Americans can find valuable mentoring 
                opportunities in their hometown by visiting the USA 
                Freedom Corps website at www.USAFreedomCorps.gov or 
                calling 1-877-USACORP.

                I appreciate the faith-based and community 
                organizations and all those dedicated to improving the 
                lives of America's children through mentoring. By 
                showing love, support, and compassion, one person can 
                make a difference in the life of a child and help that 
                child learn the importance of serving a cause greater 
                than self. The teachers, coaches, religious leaders, 
                relatives, and other caring adults who mentor 
                contribute to a culture of good citizenship. Their 
                efforts strengthen our country and demonstrate the 
                great influence of one person's kindness and its 
                ability to touch a life.

                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 2006 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 observe this month with appropriate 
                activities and programs.

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

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[FR Doc. 05-24641
Filed 12-27-05; 9:32 am]
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