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Referred in Senate (07/26/2000)

[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 375 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 375



                             July 26, 2000

         Received and refered to the Committee on the Judiciary


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

    Recognizing the importance of children in the United States and 
         supporting the goals and ideas of American Youth Day.

Whereas national evidence indicates that America's youth are faced with 
        oppressive issues, such as violence, drugs, abuse, and even family 
        stress, causing the future of the youth of the United States, and 
        therefore the future of the Nation, to be at risk;
Whereas youth in America, regardless of their economic status, ethnic or 
        cultural heritage, or geographic location, are experiencing the 
        pressures caused by contemporary society;
Whereas although Americans realize the challenges of today's busy lifestyles and 
        balancing work schedules and youth activities, they remain committed to 
        education, physical fitness, and civic-mindedness;
Whereas it is imperative that the people of the United States act willfully and 
        purposely to secure a positive future for the Nation by devoting time to 
        youth, sharing traditions, and communicating values to children in an 
        effort to sustain ongoing relationships with caring adults;
Whereas America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth, led by General Colin L. 
        Powell, United States Army (retired), is one of the Nation's most 
        comprehensive nonprofit organizations dedicated to building and 
        strengthening the character and competence of youth by mobilizing the 
        Nation to fulfill the organization's ``Five Promises'' for young people:

    (1) ongoing relationships with caring adults;

    (2) safe places with structured activities during nonschool hours;

    (3) a healthy start and future;

    (4) marketable skills through effective education; and

    (5) opportunities to give back through community service;

Whereas the citizens of the United States will celebrate American Youth Day and 
        encourage all youth organizations to participate annually on a Saturday 
        near the beginning of the school year; and
Whereas American Youth Day will provide opportunities for America's youth to 
        reclaim the values which foster trust and build better communication and 
        which will encourage parents, grandparents, and extended families to 
        recognize the importance of being involved in the physical and emotional 
        lives of their children: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress--
            (1) recognizes the importance of youth to the future of the 
        United States;
            (2) supports the goals and ideas of American Youth Day; and
            (3) encourages the people of the United States to 
        participate in local and national activities that seek to 
        fulfill the Five Promises to America's youth, as established by 
        America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 25, 2000.


                                                 Jeff Trandahl,