CSHJR 47(STA): Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
00CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 47(STA) 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 nearly two hundred 16 to 18 year old graduates of the program with critically needed 06 academic, 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.