National Mentoring Month, 2009, 609-610 [E9-113]

Download as PDF 609 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 4 Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8333 of December 30, 2008 The President National Mentoring Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the millions of individuals who dedicate themselves to making a difference in the lives of others, and we underscore our commitment to supporting these soldiers in America’s armies of compassion. Every day across our great Nation, men and women of many different backgrounds work to inspire our next generation of leaders. By sharing their time and experiences, mentors help instill important values that encourage America’s youth to set high goals and achieve their dreams. Mentors demonstrate that the strength of our Nation lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens and that a positive influence in someone’s life helps them secure a more hopeful future. My Administration has been committed to building a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility. Through the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, volunteers help provide consistent guidance and support so that these children can lead lives of opportunity and achievement. The USA Freedom Corps is strengthening mentoring opportunities in America and spreading a message of hope across our Nation. The Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, motivates caring adults to connect with youth to help them to grow up to be responsible and successful adults. By working together, we can enrich the lives of our next generation and continue a legacy of kindness and encouragement. I appreciate our Nation’s mentors and all those who contribute to their community by helping to change a child’s life. For more information on volunteering to be a mentor, visit volunteer.gov. During National Mentoring Month, we honor the many Americans who have touched the lives of others with their compassion, and we reflect on their efforts toward building a stronger and brighter future for all. 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 2009 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 Nov<24>2008 16:07 Jan 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JAD0.SGM 07JAD0 610 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–113 Filed 1–6–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Jan 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JAD0.SGM 07JAD0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 4 (Wednesday, January 7, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 609-610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-113]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 609]]

                Proclamation 8333 of December 30, 2008

                
National Mentoring Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                 During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the 
                millions of individuals who dedicate themselves to 
                making a difference in the lives of others, and we 
                underscore our commitment to supporting these soldiers 
                in America's armies of compassion.

                 Every day across our great Nation, men and women of 
                many different backgrounds work to inspire our next 
                generation of leaders. By sharing their time and 
                experiences, mentors help instill important values that 
                encourage America's youth to set high goals and achieve 
                their dreams. Mentors demonstrate that the strength of 
                our Nation lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens 
                and that a positive influence in someone's life helps 
                them secure a more hopeful future.

                 My Administration has been committed to building a 
                culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility. 
                Through the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, 
                volunteers help provide consistent guidance and support 
                so that these children can lead lives of opportunity 
                and achievement. The USA Freedom Corps is strengthening 
                mentoring opportunities in America and spreading a 
                message of hope across our Nation. The Helping 
                America's Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura 
                Bush, motivates caring adults to connect with youth to 
                help them to grow up to be responsible and successful 
                adults. By working together, we can enrich the lives of 
                our next generation and continue a legacy of kindness 
                and encouragement.

                 I appreciate our Nation's mentors and all those who 
                contribute to their community by helping to change a 
                child's life. For more information on volunteering to 
                be a mentor, visit volunteer.gov. During National 
                Mentoring Month, we honor the many Americans who have 
                touched the lives of others with their compassion, and 
                we reflect on their efforts toward building a stronger 
                and brighter future for all.

                 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 2009 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.

[[Page 610]]

                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-113
Filed 1-6-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P