National Youth Confidence Day

National Youth Confidence Day is a holiday observed on October 20th that encourages everyone to work together to instill confidence in young people so they can grow up to be successful adults. This is a day not to criticize children for what they have failed to accomplish, but to acknowledge what they have already accomplished and to encourage them to keep going.

Everyone makes mistakes, especially children, so the trick is to help them learn from those mistakes and not use them as a cudgel to beat them down or break their spirit. Let’s all work together to empower the next generation to become everything they can be.

The History of National Youth Confidence Day

This holiday was created by Tiffany R. Lewis—the founder and CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring Program Inc. She created this holiday in 2018 to help people develop and foster positive relationships with today’s youth.

Facts About Teens & Self-Esteem

Since we’re talking about youth confidence for this holiday, we thought we’d take a few moments to talk about teens and self-esteem. The following facts are just some of the things that we found on the subject and would now like to share.

  • 75% of girls with low self-esteem report engaging in negative activities such as bullying, smoking, drinking, or self-harm.
  • The thing most teen girls wish for is for their parents to do a better job of communicating with them.
  • Among high school students, 15% of boys and 44% of girls are attempting to lose weight.

Observing National Youth Confidence Day

Anyone who wants to participate in National Youth Confidence Day can do so in several different ways. You can mentor the next generation to be more confident, able, and successful. You can post stories about the children you’ve mentored online using the hashtag #YouthConfidenceDay. Or, you can simply take the time to show a child in your life that you truly care.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 20 Sunday
Next year (2025)
October 20 Monday
Last year (2023)
October 20 Friday
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