April 2011: Month of the Young Child

Date:  April 01, 2011  -  April 30, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, the future of our state depends on the quality of life we are providing to Michigan's children today; and, 

WHEREAS, child abuse, neglect, lack of healthcare and poor nutrition are just some of the very real issues children face in our state every day, all of which jeopardize a child's right to a happy and healthy life; and, 

WHEREAS, as parents, teachers, lawmakers and community leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure our youth learn and grow in an environment that will help them become productive, capable and considerate adults; and,   

WHEREAS, during this month, we honor Michigan's children, recognizing the important role our youth play, and we commit to supporting a positive environment for our state's future leaders;  

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 2011 as Month of the Young Child in Michigan.