May 10, 2017: Youth Entrepreneurship Day

WHEREAS, entrepreneurship is critical to success in the workplace and in communities as it brings ideas, creativity and innovation to life and drives economic growth on local, state and national levels; and,

WHEREAS, many young Americans envision starting a business or doing something entrepreneurial as adults; and,

WHEREAS, for elementary, middle and high school age students entrepreneurship education lays the foundation for a path to postsecondary education and certification. It also provides core academic, technical and problem solving skills that are essential for the success of our state's future entrepreneurs; and,

WHEREAS, on this day we join with the Generation E Institute in Battle Creek to raise awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship education in Michigan, and we encourage people throughout the state to support the entrepreneurship endeavors of our youth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2017 as Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Michigan.