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A National Day that is not "trite"...

donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,098 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Today's topic is one that I consider important and one that I see almost every day in some form or other.

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY

Building a framework of positive role models is vital to developing responsible, confident young adults. Incidentally, National Youth Confidence Day, on October 20, encourages us to connect and inspire today’s youth for tomorrow’s success.

National Youth Confidence Day celebrates the energy, spirit and potential of young people. The day is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish, respectively. Guidance, leadership and mentors will help light the path, indeed. In addition, today’s youth will navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them.

Take the opportunity to welcome a young person into your life and accept their mistakes. Interestingly, their mistakes will be similar to ones you’ve made yourself. Offer encouragement that these mistakes are merely lessons. Therefore, let them know they will only need to learn from them and gain experience to attain their goals. Share your wisdom and listen to their fears. Celebrate their successes and help them to learn from their defeats, respectively.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalYouthConfidenceDay

There are several ways to participate in National Youth Confidence Day:

SHARE STORIES FROM YOUTH WHO INSPIRE YOU

Hearing about youth inspires us to feel more confident. Share a story about a young person who inspires you. From overcoming an obstacle or achieving academic success, to helping someone in the community, it’s all about being uniquely them. Especially, highlight their inspiration by using #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

SHOW OFF YOUR MOST CONFIDENT YOUTH

Post photos and videos of your youth, friends and anyone who exudes confidence, inner beauty or self-worth. Use #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

BE CONFIDENTLY CREATIVE

Show a young person in your life you care. Provide them with the tools to reach their potential. Most importantly, offer them the knowledge, skills and know-how to build their confidence. Above all, by planting a seed and watching it grow, you celebrate their achievement.

Use #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY HISTORY

Tiffany R. Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. founded National Youth Confidence Day. Furthermore, it’s her goal to encourage a strong foundation of positive relationships to mentor today’s youth. As a result, National Youth Confidence Day is a Celebration of Confidence for young people everywhere.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Youth Confidence Day to be observed annually on October 20.

About Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc.

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. (CGMP, Inc.) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that utilizes evidence-based interventions to empower. Furthermore, they also aim to build confidence in youth, teens and young adults ages 7-19 in New York State. CGMP, Inc. is an active member of MENTOR, which is a national mentoring partnership. As a matter of fact, they are the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States.

The program works to strengthen youth’s level of confidence. Moreover, it provides them with a vision to see beyond barriers as they open their minds to new ways of thinking. Because of this, the program inspires them to see the world as a much broader place. Especially, a place that offers more diversity than their community.

Unsurprisingly, when youth have spent a whole day with Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. they leave saying they are strong and empowered. They also feel beautiful and emit confidence.

I can think of nothing more important that a youngster feeling that he/she can accomplish things and feeling that he/she is worthwhile.

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