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01/28/04 12:25:04 Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims January "California Mentoring Month"
                                    Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims January "California Mentoring Month"
                                    EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
                                    STATE OF CALIFORNIA
                                    P R O C L A M A T I O N
                                    by the
                                    Governor of the State of California
                                    Student mentoring programs are an effective way to develop an enriching learning environment in California schools.  Research
                                    has shown that student mentoring programs increase attendance and improve academic performance.  Mentored youths are 52 percent
                                    less likely to skip school, 46 percent less likely to experiment with drugs and 27 percent less likely to drink alcohol.
                                    Thousands of children in California are in need of volunteer mentors, and mentoring programs and coalitions throughout the
                                    state are committed to meeting this demand.  Mentoring partnerships between business and education provide a vital channel
                                    for businesses to support young Californians in their communities.
                                    For years, Californians have reached out to their next generation by providing meaningful encouragement, motivation and hope
                                    as volunteer mentors.  National Mentoring Month increases public awareness of the need for volunteer mentors, and offers recognition
                                    and gratitude to the countless men and women who donate their time as mentors throughout California.
                                    NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim January 2004, as "California
                                    Mentoring Month."
                                    IN WITNESS WHEREOF  I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the
                                    seventh day of January 2004.
                                    /s/ Arnold Schwarzenegger
                                    Governor of California
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