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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 245 / Monday, December 27, 2010 / Presidential Documents 81083 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8619 of December 21, 2010 National Mentoring Month, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our Nation, mentors steer our youth through challenging times and support their journey into adulthood. During National Mentoring Month, we honor these important individuals who unlock the potential and nurture the talent of our country, and we encourage more Americans to reach out and mentor young people in their community. The dedication of mentors has helped countless young men and women succeed when they might have otherwise fallen short of their full potential. Mentors can provide a steady presence and share their valuable knowledge and experiences. Even brief amounts of quality time set aside by these compassionate adults can have a lasting impact on the development of a child. Mentors can also support the lessons of parents and teachers by encouraging students to complete their schoolwork and by instilling enduring values of commitment and persistence. From coaches to community leaders, tutors to trusted friends, mentors are working with today’s youth to develop tomorrow’s leaders. We know the difference that a responsible, caring adult can make in a child’s life. Effective mentoring programs can result in better school attendance, positive student attitudes, and a reduced likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use. Across the Federal Government, we have provided resources to expand mentoring opportunities for America’s young people. We are increasing mentoring efforts in Native American and rural communities and are working to ensure our investments are coordinated, effective, and focused on those most in need. To help build healthy families and communities and provide our youth with strong role-models, I launched the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. First Lady Michelle Obama and I have also established mentoring programs within the White House, pairing staff with young men and women in the Washington, D.C., area. For information and resources about mentoring opportunities, I encourage all Americans to visit: www.Serve.gov/Mentor. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Many Americans have realized their promise because a mentor encouraged them to reach for new heights and guided them along the path to achievement. The contributions of these engaged adults extend beyond the lives they touch and have a lasting impact that strengthens our country and our future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2011 as National Mentoring Month. I call upon all public officials, business and community leaders, educators, and Americans across the country to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:39 Dec 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27DED1.SGM 27DED1 81084 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 245 / Monday, December 27, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–32617 Filed 12–23–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:39 Dec 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27DED1.SGM 27DED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 247 (Monday, December 27, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 81083-81084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32617]


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75 , No. 245 / Monday, December 27, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8619 of December 21, 2010

                
National Mentoring Month, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across our Nation, mentors steer our youth through 
                challenging times and support their journey into 
                adulthood. During National Mentoring Month, we honor 
                these important individuals who unlock the potential 
                and nurture the talent of our country, and we encourage 
                more Americans to reach out and mentor young people in 
                their community.

                The dedication of mentors has helped countless young 
                men and women succeed when they might have otherwise 
                fallen short of their full potential. Mentors can 
                provide a steady presence and share their valuable 
                knowledge and experiences. Even brief amounts of 
                quality time set aside by these compassionate adults 
                can have a lasting impact on the development of a 
                child. Mentors can also support the lessons of parents 
                and teachers by encouraging students to complete their 
                schoolwork and by instilling enduring values of 
                commitment and persistence. From coaches to community 
                leaders, tutors to trusted friends, mentors are working 
                with today's youth to develop tomorrow's leaders.

                We know the difference that a responsible, caring adult 
                can make in a child's life. Effective mentoring 
                programs can result in better school attendance, 
                positive student attitudes, and a reduced likelihood of 
                initiating drug and alcohol use. Across the Federal 
                Government, we have provided resources to expand 
                mentoring opportunities for America's young people. We 
                are increasing mentoring efforts in Native American and 
                rural communities and are working to ensure our 
                investments are coordinated, effective, and focused on 
                those most in need. To help build healthy families and 
                communities and provide our youth with strong role-
                models, I launched the President's Fatherhood and 
                Mentoring Initiative. First Lady Michelle Obama and I 
                have also established mentoring programs within the 
                White House, pairing staff with young men and women in 
                the Washington, D.C., area. For information and 
                resources about mentoring opportunities, I encourage 
                all Americans to visit: www.Serve.gov/Mentor.

                Many Americans have realized their promise because a 
                mentor encouraged them to reach for new heights and 
                guided them along the path to achievement. The 
                contributions of these engaged adults extend beyond the 
                lives they touch and have a lasting impact that 
                strengthens our country and our future.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim January 2011 as 
                National Mentoring Month. I call upon all public 
                officials, business and community leaders, educators, 
                and Americans across the country to observe this month 
                with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

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

[FR Doc. 2010-32617
Filed 12-23-10; 8:45 am]
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