††††††††††† Reps. Palmer, Accavitti, Ball, Booher, Brandenburg, Brown, Byrnes, Casperson, Caul, Clack, Dean, Farrah, Gonzales, Green, Hammon, Hansen, Hildenbrand, Hopgood, Horn, Johnson, Rick Jones, LaJoy, Kathleen Law, LeBlanc, Marleau, Mayes, McDowell, Meekhof, Miller, Moore, Moss, Nitz, Opsommer, Pastor, Pearce, Polidori, Proos, Rocca, Sak, Sheltrown, Alma Smith, Spade, Cushingberry, Huizenga, Robert Jones and Leland offered the following resolution:

††††††††††† House Resolution No. 29.

††††††††††† A resolution recognizing April 2007 as Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Junior Achievement has been providing programs in Michigan since the early 1950ís and is an economic education non-profit organization that runs K-12 programs in class rooms throughout the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, All Junior Achievement programs involve a volunteer and hands-on activities so the students can see, feel and touch what they are learning.† These programs benefit over 151,000 children in Michigan each year by promoting free enterprise, economics and business; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement partners with schools and places quality volunteers in local classrooms bridging the worlds of business and education; and

Whereas, Junior Achievementís purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, economics and business in order to improve the quality of their lives; and

Whereas, The majority of financial support for Junior Achievement programs come from the business community, individuals, foundations, grants and special events; and

Whereas, Junior Achievementís mission is to ensure every child in America has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system; and

Whereas, A statewide evaluation in 2005 showed every elementary student who participated in Junior Achievement showed considerable advances in being able to apply what they had learned; and

Whereas, The statewide evaluation indicated 100 percent of the educators wanted Junior Achievement back in their classrooms; now, therefore, be it

 †††††††††† Resolved, by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body recognize April 2007 as Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Month in Michigan.† We commend Junior Achievement for their efforts to improve the lives of children across this state.