There’s no better time to inspire confidence in high school and middle school students than National Teen Self-Esteem Month. In May, we make an extra effort to counter self-worth and self-image problems teens may face. Sponsored by I Am Worth More, a nonprofit that connects teens to resources and helps them increase their positive entertainment intake, National Teen Self-Esteem Month unites teens, parents, and teachers all around the country. We come together to focus on the importance of supporting teens—helping them voice their needs, share their perspectives, and build a healthy outlook of themselves.
National Teen Self-Esteem Month Activities
1. Attend An Event
From improv classes to self-esteem rallies, there are plenty of activities for teens during National Self-Esteem Awareness Month. You can also start your own event, program, or workshop and register it on their website!
2. Write a Nice Note to a Teen You Know
Nothing shows teen family members or friends how much you care than heartfelt words of support. Whether it's a letter or a text, let them know how much they rock.
3. Take the 31 Day Challenge
Every day, write a quick social media post with one tip teens can do to become the best versions of themselves—I Am Worth More has some great ideas to help you get started—like eating healthy, respecting the planet, and exercising.
Ways Teens Can Become The Best Versions Of Themselves
1. Accept yourself
As Christina Aguilera once said, "you are beautiful no matter what they say."
2. Love the people around you
Because your family, friends, and teammates love you right back.
3. Eat healthy
When you fill your body with healthy, wholesome food, your mind will feel good, too.
Exercise makes you happier, healthier, and helps you stay connected with your body and mind.
5. Respect the planet
When you take care of the Earth, it inspires you to take care of yourself.
Why We Love National Teen Self-Esteem Month
A. Teens Need All the Love They Can Get
Low self esteem can lead to serious health problems like depression and eating disorders. National Teen Self-Esteem Month addresses these issues at the root to stop their development before they begin.
B. Anyone Can Support the Cause
From local schools to major brands, it's easy to sponsor National Teen Self Esteem Month and show your commitment to building confidence in young adults.
C. Teens Are Our Future Leaders
Inner strength and confidence need time to develop. Teens are the next generation of public servants, doctors, and entrepreneurs, which means we need to do everything we can to help them identify a healthy sense of self-worth while they're young.