April 2012: Month of the Young Child

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 encourage all Michigan citizens to foster a positive environment for our youth - the state's future leaders;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 2012 as Month of the Young Child in Michigan.