January 6, 2010: The White House has released President Obama’s proclamation stating that January is officially National Mentoring Month in America.
The proclamation, in part, reads: “Every day, mentors in communities across our Nation provide crucial support and guidance to young people. Whether a day is spent helping with homework, playing catch, or just listening, these moments can have an enormous, lasting effect on a child’s life. During National Mentoring Month, we recognize those who give generously of themselves by mentoring young Americans.
“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 2010 as National Mentoring Month. I call upon public officials, business and community leaders, educators, and Americans across the country to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.”
To see the full Presidential Proclamation, go to www.nationalmentoringmonth.org
To begin mentoring today, go to 1hourforkids.org