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

1996
The Proclamation of Children’s Awareness Month

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

2000s
The Global Empowerment of Children

Nations across the world commit to empowering women and children.

2010s
The Importance of Children’s Awareness

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

2020s
Governments Against Child Exploitation

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

Children's Awareness Month FAQs

What is self-awareness in a child?

Self-awareness in children is considered a thinking skill. It is their ability to judge their own performance and behavior correctly and tune their feelings.

Can you give a future to a kid?

Yes, by contributing and working towards the welfare of children in need, you are potentially paving the way to a brighter future for these kids.

Is empowering kids to participate in speech and debate good for college?

Speech and debate skills can help with several aspects of transitioning to college, including getting admission. Debate participation promotes problem-solving and innovative thinking skills.

How to Observe Children's Awareness Month

  1. Volunteer in your community

    The best thing you can do to celebrate Children’s Awareness Month is to volunteer as a tutor or mentor to children in your community. Through this platform, you can help them engage their intellect and be creative.

  2. Become an advocate

    Support policies and programs that improve access to children's education, child care, and the prevention of child abuse. This is another impactful way to celebrate this important month.

  3. Donate to the cause

    You may also donate to the various organizations driving child empowerment. There are many charitable groups in the U.S. that push for a healthier and more stable life for children.

5 Facts About Young Children Everybody Needs To Know

  1. Children and domestic violence

    About 15.5 million U.S. children have witnessed domestic violence.

  2. Poverty is the culprit

    Globally, children are more likely to end up in orphanages because of poverty than parent loss.

  3. Empowering children is crucial

    Child empowerment has been proven to spark creativity and make kids healthier.

  4. Abuse and neglect

    In 2019, an estimated 1,840 children died as a result of abuse and neglect

  5. Orphanages and developmental delays

    Children who stay in orphanages for a longer period may experience social developmental delays.

Why Children's Awareness Month is Important

  1. Empowering children is noble

    Empowering children to be aware and grow to greater heights boosts their confidence and self-esteem, and makes them happy and comfortable. Child empowerment is a worthy and ethical cause.

  2. It fosters better learners

    Children’s Awareness Month is a positive holiday that helps children understand that they are powerful creators in their own world. It also boosts their learning skills and makes them effective learners.

  3. Psychological development is important

    Psychological development is as important as physical and mental development. It forms a crucial basis for decision making, forming ideologies, and enhancing personal abilities.

Children's Awareness Month dates

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RSPCA Week
Step Parents Week
Dare Day
Don't Give up the Ship Day
Flip A Coin Day
Gawai Dayak
Global Day of Parents
Intergenerational Day
International Children's Day
National Billboard Day
National Go Barefoot Day
National Hazelnut Cake Day
National Heimlich Maneuver Day
National Moonshine Day
National Nail Polish Day
National Olive Day
National Say Something Nice Day
New Year's Resolution Recommitment Day
Orthodox Ascension Day
Oscar the Grouch Day
Pen Pal Day
Samoa Independence Day
Stand For Children Day
Wear a Dress Day
World Milk Day
World Narcissistic Abuse Day
World Reef Awareness Day
African American Appreciation Month
African-American Music Appreciation Month
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Audiobook Appreciation Month
Beautiful in Your Skin Month
Black Lives Matter Month
Cancer from the Sun Month
Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Celibacy Awareness Month
Child Vision Awareness Month
Children's Awareness Month
Effective Communications Month
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
Fireworks Eye Safety Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Great Outdoors Month
International Surf Music Month
Lane Courtesy Month
Lemon Month
Mango Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
National Adopt A Cat Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Camping Month
National Candy Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
National Country Cooking Month
National Dairy Month
National DJ Month
National Foster a Pet Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Frozen Yogurt Month
National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month
National Homeownership Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Men's Health Month
National Microchipping Month
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
National Oceans Month
National Osteoporosis Month
National Pet Preparedness Month
National Pollinators Month
National PTSD Awareness Month
National Rivers Month
National Rose Month
National Safety Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
National Scoliosis Awareness Month
National Soul Food Month
National Steakhouse Month
National Zoo and Aquarium Month
Oral Health Month
Perennial Gardening Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
Pride Month
Professional Wellness Month
Rebuild Your Life Month
Skyscraper Month
Sports America Kids Month
Turkey Lovers Month
Vision Research Month
We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty
Women’s Golf Month
World Infertility Awareness Month

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