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Children's Awareness Month – June 2023

Children’s Awareness Month takes place in June every year. It is a special month that focuses on a generation of leaders who will pave the way for our future. Did you know that the word ‘June’ relates to ‘children?’ It is derived from the Latin word ‘Ju-Ven-Is’ which translates to ‘youth.’ This is why the month of June is annually set aside to celebrate and focus on children.

History of Children's Awareness Month

Children reflect our greatest hope as a nation, and childhood is a critical time for all. It is the stage in our lives that would set the course for our overall social, emotional, and physical health as well as economic circumstances. In fact, young children at the beginning of their learning stage, who receive a high-quality education, see tremendous dividends for the rest of their lives. This includes higher academic performance in later stages, increased chances of attending college, higher lifetime earnings, and reduced likelihood of being involved in crimes.

Children’s Awareness Month was initially founded in the loving memory of all the children who have died violent deaths in America. It has evolved into something bigger. Children’s Awareness Month has become a time to spend nurturing and cultivating the joys and treasures of childhood. This month aims to encourage, support, and educate children while prioritizing their health and well-being.

Every child deserves to be valued and cherished. As parents and well-wishers, we have no greater responsibility than to instill the hope of a better tomorrow for our younger generation. On this Children Awareness Month, let us unite and take a stand to promise that we will work with our children to instill a spirit of confidence, pride, and self-esteem in them. Always remember that every child deserves a chance to succeed.

Children's Awareness Month timeline

The Proclamation of Children’s Awareness Month

The American Government proclaims June as Children’s Awareness Month.

The Global Empowerment of Children

Nations across the world commit to empowering women and children.

The Importance of Children’s Awareness

People across the world realize that children are crucial to the nation’s future.

Governments Against Child Exploitation

Governments around the world rev up their efforts against the sexual exploitation of children.


What do 13-year-old boys like?

13-year-old boys like to do fun stuff with their friends. They’ll enjoy playing video or computer games, shooting hoops, or just hanging out while listening to music. Any gadget that makes these activities possible will be a well-received gift.

What’s the best gift to buy a 13-year-old boy?

The best gift to buy a 13-year-old boy is one that will get him off the couch and get his body moving. Think mountain bike, basketball, skateboard, rollerskates! Time to limit screen time and get his blood pumping!

What are some great birthday gifts for a 13-year-old boy?

Get him a gift that makes a statement, not the usual generic ones. You want him to know you thought through this so get creative!! Get him a glow-in-the-dark galaxy projector, an LED Neon sign that he can use to mark his space, or a waterproof, portable speaker. We’ve compiled some great birthday gift ideas that are perfect for 13-year-old boys.

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