00 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 47
01 Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps
02 Challenge Program.
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 WHEREAS the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program has provided
05 more than 85 16 to 18 year old graduates of the program with critically needed academic,
06 vocational, and life skills education and training; and
07 WHEREAS the Challenge Program, through its military discipline and structure, has
08 instilled in its graduates self-confidence, self-esteem, and good citizenship skills; and
09 WHEREAS the Challenge Program provides Alaska's at-risk youth with an
10 opportunity to become successful, productive citizens of the state and the nation; and
11 WHEREAS the Challenge Program is an important crime and poverty prevention
12 program worthy of continued support by the government of the United States;
13 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature supports continued funding for
14 the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program; and be it
01 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the United States
02 Congress to continue funding for the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program
03 and urges the President of the United States to support the funding.
04 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Bill Clinton, President of the
05 United States; to the Honorable Al Gore, Jr., Vice-President of the United States and President
06 of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Strom Thurmond, President Pro Tempore of the U.S.
07 Senate; the Honorable Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; the
08 Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations; the
09 Honorable Bill Archer, Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means; and to the
10 Honorable Ted Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the
11 Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.