house resolution no.220

Reps. McKinney, Martus, Morse, Brixie, Skaggs, Paiz and Puri offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare April 14-20, 2024, as Junior Achievement Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Financial literacy is an essential skill for the personal and vocational success of individuals, enabling them to make informed decisions and manage their finances effectively; and

Whereas, April is recognized nationally as Financial Literacy Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of financial education and empowering young individuals to achieve their financial goals; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement, a well-respected, community-based organization with more than 70 years of dedicated service to youth, families, and communities across Michigan, has played a pivotal role in promoting financial literacy among the youth of Michigan; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement has tirelessly worked to provide young people across Michigan with relevant experiences and knowledge that contribute significantly to their vocational and personal success; and

Whereas, Through its innovative programs and initiatives, Junior Achievement has been instrumental in ensuring that youth across Michigan are prepared for professional and personal success; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement's commitment to financial education has not only equipped students with the tools necessary for fiscal responsibility but has also fostered a culture of informed financial decision making that will benefit Michigan for generations to come; and

Whereas, The efforts of Junior Achievement in advancing financial literacy align with the goals of Financial Literacy Month, making it fitting to honor the organization during this time of heightened awareness and education; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 14-20, 2024, as Junior Achievement Week in the state of Michigan. We recognize and honor the remarkable contributions of Junior Achievement program leaders, coordinators, and staff during Junior Achievement Week. Their tireless dedication and innovative efforts have significantly impacted the lives of countless children and families across our state.

Resolved, That the members of this legislative body encourage all Michiganders to use this week as an opportunity to celebrate Junior Achievement for its unwavering commitment to providing vital learning opportunities for the youth of Michigan to strengthen their financial literacy.