President Joe Biden Proclaims January 2022 as National Mentoring Month


December 31, 2021 – President Joe Bidnens Proclamation on National Mentoring Month, 2022.

I often say that America can be defined in one word — possibilities.  No matter our background or circumstance, every child in America has the right to go as far as their dreams will take them.  But those dreams are rarely reached alone.  We all benefit from the support, wisdom, and nurturing of mentors who navigated the path before us.

By standing on the shoulders of mentors, young people have led America forward at each inflection point in our history.  I will never forget the many mentors who encouraged and empowered me as a student, as a local elected official in my twenties, and as a young United States Senator finding my way.  During National Mentoring Month, we honor all those parents and family members, teachers and coaches, employers and co-workers, community and faith…

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