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March 3-9, 2024: School Social Work Week

WHEREAS, school social workers play a central role in creating a positive environment at schools; and,

WHEREAS, school social workers are especially skilled in identifying and providing services to students who face serious challenges to school success, including poverty, special needs, discrimination, abuse, addiction, bullying, loss of a loved one, depression, and other barriers to learning; and,

WHEREAS, local school districts should continue to value and collaborate with school social workers to help students thrive;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 3 – 9, 2024, as School Social Work Week in Michigan.