The Iowa state seal.

A proclamation:

Whereas, Iowans serving from all walks of life as mentors to youth across the state has given their time, talents and energy to improve the lives of all youth; and

Whereas, Children and youth in mentoring programs greatly benefit from the guidance mentors offer; these programs help raise grades, self-confidence, motivation and school attendance; and

Whereas, Mentors are compassionate volunteers with broad areas of knowledge and expertise that serve as role models and build positive relationships with the young people of Iowa; and

Whereas, Mentors are doing their part in “Moving Iowa Forward” by helping our youngest Iowas become productive, caring and engaged adults with an unlimited future; and

Whereas, The Iowa Mentoring Partnership works to increase resources dedicated to mentoring, promote quality standards for mentoring programs, and expand mentoring opportunities tailored to the needs of all youth:

Now, Therefore, I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim January, 2012 as

Mentoring Month

See the Scan of Proclamation down below:

 

Iowa Mentoring Month Proclamation

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