National Good Teen Day

National Good Teen Day

Teenage years can be difficult as many are transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. The concept of a teenager was first created in the middle 20th century. The term “teenager” was first used to describe youth in society at the end of World War II. It was around the 1940s. The transition from adolescence into adulthood is a unique and sometimes turbulent time in life. Modern science continues to show that teenagers’ brains are constantly in flux, undergoing all kinds of important changes. Teenagers are often given a bad reputation, but many are actually great children who are learning to function in the real world. The first National Good Teen Day celebration was held in January 1992 by students and teachers from the Salem City Schools, Ohio. The day’s purpose was to challenge the notion that teenagers are problematic. It also sought to acknowledge that every teenager has something positive to offer the world. In October 1992, the United States Congress and President Bill Clinton signed a joint resolution declaring January 16 to be a day for encouraging teens and focusing on the positive qualities that America’s youth have. National Good Teen Day was established. This day is a great opportunity to highlight the positive qualities of teenagers in your lives. Here are some ideas to get you started: Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, or neighbor, National Good Teen Day allows you to reach out and show your love and support for the teenagers in your life. Whether this means taking them out for a cup of coffee, offering to shoot some baskets with them or just giving them a little note to say how great they are, just get creative about what might speak to them and allow them to feel encouraged.Communities often have lots of different opportunities for volunteering to help teenagers. You could volunteer to tutor high school students who are struggling academically. It could be volunteering with a local charity to assist homeless teens. These charities were founded by Good Teens.

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