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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 4 / Thursday, January 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents 871 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10332 of December 30, 2021 National Mentoring Month, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation I often say that America can be defined in one word—possibilities. No matter our background or circumstance, every child in America has the right to go as far as their dreams will take them. But those dreams are rarely reached alone. We all benefit from the support, wisdom, and nurturing of mentors who navigated the path before us. By standing on the shoulders of mentors, young people have led America forward at each inflection point in our history. I will never forget the many mentors who encouraged and empowered me as a student, as a local elected official in my twenties, and as a young United States Senator finding my way. During National Mentoring Month, we honor all those parents and family members, teachers and coaches, employers and co-workers, community and faith leaders, and so many others who devote time, care, and energy to helping our young people thrive. As we continue to build back from the pandemic, my Administration is making unprecedented investments to set the next generation up for success. Earlier this year, the Department of Labor awarded $89 million through its YouthBuild program and over $20 million through its Workforce Pathways for Youth programs to dedicated mentors who share their wisdom and experience and provide employment and counseling services to young people. We also proudly support initiatives across our executive departments and agencies that provide tutoring, community service opportunities, schoolbased and after-school programs, summer learning and enrichment, and work-based learning opportunities. As advocate and activist Marian Wright Edelman said, ‘‘It is the responsibility of every adult—especially parents, educators, and religious leaders—to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone.’’ Mentorship is vital to fulfilling this responsibility, expanding opportunity, and helping our children fulfill their God-given potential. TKELLEY on DSK125TN23PROD with PRES DOC 1 NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 2022 as National Mentoring Month. I call upon Americans across the country to observe this month with mentoring, appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 05, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JAD1.SGM 06JAD1 872 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 4 / Thursday, January 6, 2022 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2022–00167 Filed 1–5–22; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 05, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JAD1.SGM 06JAD1 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> TKELLEY on DSK125TN23PROD with PRES DOC 1 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 4 / Thursday, January 6, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10332 of December 30, 2021

                
National Mentoring Month, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                I often say that America can be defined in one word--
                possibilities. No matter our background or 
                circumstance, every child in America has the right to 
                go as far as their dreams will take them. But those 
                dreams are rarely reached alone. We all benefit from 
                the support, wisdom, and nurturing of mentors who 
                navigated the path before us.

                By standing on the shoulders of mentors, young people 
                have led America forward at each inflection point in 
                our history. I will never forget the many mentors who 
                encouraged and empowered me as a student, as a local 
                elected official in my twenties, and as a young United 
                States Senator finding my way. During National 
                Mentoring Month, we honor all those parents and family 
                members, teachers and coaches, employers and co-
                workers, community and faith leaders, and so many 
                others who devote time, care, and energy to helping our 
                young people thrive.

                As we continue to build back from the pandemic, my 
                Administration is making unprecedented investments to 
                set the next generation up for success. Earlier this 
                year, the Department of Labor awarded $89 million 
                through its YouthBuild program and over $20 million 
                through its Workforce Pathways for Youth programs to 
                dedicated mentors who share their wisdom and experience 
                and provide employment and counseling services to young 
                people. We also proudly support initiatives across our 
                executive departments and agencies that provide 
                tutoring, community service opportunities, school-based 
                and after-school programs, summer learning and 
                enrichment, and work-based learning opportunities.

                As advocate and activist Marian Wright Edelman said, 
                ``It is the responsibility of every adult--especially 
                parents, educators, and religious leaders--to make sure 
                that children hear what we have learned from the 
                lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love 
                them and that they are not alone.'' Mentorship is vital 
                to fulfilling this responsibility, expanding 
                opportunity, and helping our children fulfill their 
                God-given potential.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 2022 
                as National Mentoring Month. I call upon Americans 
                across the country to observe this month with 
                mentoring, appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
                programs.

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

[FR Doc. 2022-00167
Filed 1-5-22; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P