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    GSA Logo2014 Governor's Service Awards Nomination Form Now Available! Nomination deadline Extended to March 12th! Nominations for the 2014 Governor's Service Awards are now being accepted. Nomination deadline extended to March 12th! Click here to download the nomination form.
    2014 Michigan Mentoring Month Toolkit January 2014 is Michigan and National Mentoring Month. Click here to access some great resources to help organizations and individuals can get involved.
    Michigan Community Service Commission Awarded $262,500 to Support Volunteer Efforts The Michigan Community Service Commission, the state's lead agency on service and volunteerism, announced today the receipt of $262,500 in funding to support various volunteer activities and efforts in the state. The grant was provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, as part of their Volunteer Generation Fund.
    Michigan Joins Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota & Nebraska in Coaches' Challenge for Mentoring The National Mentoring Partnership has identified 15 million youth in need of a mentor. Each year, in an effort to help close the gap, the head football coaches from universities within Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska have issued a friendly challenge to see which state can recruit the most new mentors. This year, the challenge will be reinstated with two exciting new additions joining the efforts: the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota and Mentor Michigan.
    2013 Coaches' Challenge: Team Michigan In an effort to help close the gap between children in need of mentors and mentors available to help, the head football coaches from universities within Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska have issued a friendly challenge to see which state can recruit the most new mentors. Learn how you can become part of Team Michigan!
    Mentor Michigan & Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division Team Up to Support Youth Fishing Statewide Thanks to a generous donation from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fisheries Division, mentoring programs throughout the state received mini-grant funds in 2013 to support fishing-related activities.
    May is National Foster Care Month: Pass It On & Change a Lifetime! Approximately 14,000 Michigan children are in foster care at any given time. To help draw attention to this important youth population, the month of May is celebrated as National Foster Care Awareness Month.
    Mentor Michigan & DNR Fisheries Mini-Grants In December 2013, employees of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, held a silent auction with the proceeds benefiting Mentor Michigan. In total, the group raised $3,482 that will be distributed by Mentor Michigan to mentoring programs throughout the state. These funds will be used to support fishing-related activities and expenses as a way to get the next generation of anglers involved, interested and "hooked" on fishing as they experience the fun with their mentors!

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    An Interview with Dr. Michael Karcher Mentor Michigan was lucky enough to host Dr. Michael Karcher from the University of Texas at San Antonio as the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Michigan's Premier Mentoring Conference this past November in East Lansing.

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