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National Good Teen Day

On National Good Teen Day, let's celebrate the amazing young individuals who are making a positive impact in their communities and beyond!
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January 16
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Get ready to celebrate the amazing teenagers in your life on National Good Teen Day on January 16! This day was created to recognize and appreciate all the hard work, dedication, and positive impact that young adults make in our society. It's a chance to show support for teens and encourage them to continue being their best selves. From volunteering and community service projects to academic achievements and personal growth, there are so many reasons why we should celebrate good teens everywhere. So let's spread some love and positivity on this special day!

History of National Good Teen Day

National Good Teen Day Dates

National Good Teen Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Teen Recognition Movement Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1980s, societal recognition of teenage contributions in community service began to increase, laying the foundation for a National Good Teen Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>President Clinton Establishes AmeriCorps</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed a bill establishing AmeriCorps, a program for young people to serve their communities. Many teenagers have since been involved in the program.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Youth Encouraged to Volunteer</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Obama, via the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, inspires a new generation of young people to serve their communities and increase their volunteerism.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Recognition of Teen Contributions</div><div class='timeline-text'>Teen contributions are increasingly recognized and celebrated, exemplified by Time Magazine's influential "30 Most Influential Teens" list first published in 2015.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Good Teen Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Good Teen Day was conceived in 2019 to formally acknowledge the positive impact of teenagers on their communities and society at large.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Good Teen Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer in your community</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend the day giving back to your community by volunteering at a local organization or charity. Not only will you be doing good for others, but you'll also feel good about yourself.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a random act of kindness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread positivity and kindness by planning a random act of kindness for someone else. It can be as simple as leaving a kind note for a friend or buying a stranger's coffee. Small acts can make a big impact.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a teen-led community service project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get your friends together and plan a community service project that focuses on an issue that is important to teens. This is a great way to make a positive impact and bring attention to important issues.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a self-care day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a break from the hecticness of everyday life and focus on self-care. Plan a day of relaxation and rejuvenation, whether it's taking a bubble bath, doing yoga, or going for a walk in nature.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a positive message campaign</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread positivity and inspire others by creating a positive message campaign. Use social media, posters, or any other creative means to share uplifting messages with others.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Good Teen Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates the positive contributions of teenagers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Good Teen Day recognizes and celebrates the many ways in which teenagers contribute to their communities. From volunteering to making a difference in their schools, Good Teen Day highlights the good work that young people are doing every day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages appreciation for teenagers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Teenagers often get a bad rap, but National Good Teen Day is all about recognizing and appreciating the unique qualities and perspectives that teens bring to the table. It's a reminder to show gratitude for the young people in our lives and the impact they have on society.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It inspires positivity and kindness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Good Teen Day is not only about celebrating teenagers, but also about promoting positivity and kindness. It serves as a reminder that small acts of goodness can make a big difference - whether you're a teenager or not. So spread some love and positivity on National Good Teen Day!</p></div></div>

5 Surprising Facts About Teens

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teens Require More Sleep than Adults</h3><p class='facts-content'>Biological sleep patterns often shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence, meaning teenagers need more sleep as their bodies grow and develop.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teenagers Possess Strong Skills in Risk Assessment</h3><p class='facts-content'>Contrary to popular belief, teens are actually quite good at assessing risk, they just value the payoff of the risk differently than adults.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teen Brains are Not Fully Developed Until Their 20s</h3><p class='facts-content'>The part of the brain responsible for impulse control and decision making isn't fully developed until early adulthood, allowing for growth and adaptability during teenage years.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Teens Today are Largely Less Rebelious</h3><p class='facts-content'>Current research shows that today's teenagers are generally less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy, and possibly unprepared for adulthood.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almost All Teens are Active Online</h3><p class='facts-content'>A 2018 study from Pew Research Center concluded that 95% of US teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online 'almost constantly'.</p></div></div>

National Good Teen Day FAQs

When is National Good Teen Day?

National Good Teen Day is celebrated on January 16 every year. In 2024 National Good Teen Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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