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 American Government proclaims June as Children’s Awareness Month.
Nations across the world commit to empowering women and children.
People across the world realize that children are crucial to the nation’s future.
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
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.
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.
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
Children and domestic violence
About 15.5 million U.S. children have witnessed domestic violence.
Poverty is the culprit
Globally, children are more likely to end up in orphanages because of poverty than parent loss.
Empowering children is crucial
Child empowerment has been proven to spark creativity and make kids healthier.
Abuse and neglect
In 2019, an estimated 1,840 children died as a result of abuse and neglect
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
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.
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.
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.
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