Category: June Month

  • NATIONAL RETURNING YOUTH MONTH – May 4 – June 4

    Each year between May 4 and June 4, National Returning Youth Month brings awareness to young adults transitioning into society after incarceration. This monthly observance encourages all Americans to remove the stigma associated with those coming out of incarceration. Most importantly, National Returning Youth Month opens well-deserved dialog to support post-incarcerated youth.

    Many believe young adults in our society have unlimited resources that will guide them towards successful adulthood. Unfortunately, nearly 11 percent of all teenagers and young adults in the U.S. are faced with lack of support and resources to become productive citizens. According to Measure of America, 4.1 million young adults between ages 16 and 24 are falling behind in the U.S. Sadly, these disconnected youth do not attend school or maintain employment. Oftentimes, many resort to making bad decisions in order survive. As a result, they are often incarcerated and labeled for the rest of their lives.

    Returning to daily life after incarceration can be stressful and discouraging. But, by providing the right tools, post-incarcerated youth can become productive members of society. The key to success and most effective way to achieve that success is offering guidance, access to resources, and provide alternative solutions to avoid future incarceration.

    HOW TO SUPPORT #ReturningYouthMonth

    There are many things you can do to welcome back incarcerated youth into society.

    • Encourage businesses to participate in employment opportunities.
    • Advocate at the local, state, and national level.
    • Become a mentor.
    • Provide free medical and psychological services.
    • Donate to the Returning Youth Initiative.
    • Purchase bus passes or provide transportation to and from job interviews.
    • Be supportive and non-judgemental.
    • Share your stories of success on social media using #ReturningYouthMonth.

    HISTORY OF NATIONAL RETURNING YOUTH MONTH

    Credit for establishing National Returning Youth Month belongs to Dr. Surajit Khanna, founder of the Returning Youth Initiative, which is a program designed to restore the hopes and dreams to returning youth. This monthly observance begins on Dr. Khanna’ birthday in honor of his dedication as an advocate for post-incarcerated young adults and lasts an entire month.

    Dr. Khanna celebrates a birthday on May 4, which is the same day National Returning Youth Month begins. Incidentally, this is the same day we celebrate National Star Wars Day. The Returning Youth Initiative want today’s youth to be with their loved ones and not to be incarcerated. When saying “May the 4th be with you,” on National Star Wars Day, remember to also say “May the youth be with you” to kick off the first day of National Returning Youth Month.

    Dr. Khanna

    Dr. Khanna is an attorney, a child safety advocate, and a servant of the underserved. He volunteers his time on post-incarcerated young adults’ issues. He considers himself the “voice of the voiceless” and provides building blocks to create a better future for post-incarcerated youth. In addition, he also supports mentoring opportunities with organizations and assists with providing appropriate supervision to reduce recidivism among participants. Best of all, he breaks barriers on the stigma placed on post-incarcerated youth face returning into society.

    Returning Youth Initiative Goals:

    • Welcome post-incarcerated young adults into society with an integrated approach, be part of their community, and not return to a life of crime.
    • Provide young adults with a pathway to a productive life.
    • Provide housing, food, life skills training, trade skills training, secure employment, and long-term education.

    In 2022, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Returning Youth Month to be observed annually May 4 to June 4. Join National Day Calendar and the Returning Youth Initiative as we celebrate National Returning Youth Month.

     

  • NATIONAL MIGRAINE AND HEADACHE AWARENESS MONTH – June

    NATIONAL MIGRAINE AND HEADACHE AWARENESS MONTH

    In June, National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month shines a spotlight on a debilitating condition that affects 1 in 7 Americans.

    Migraines and headaches wreak havoc on a sufferer’s daily life. While a migraine is a headache, a headache isn’t always a migraine. Headaches cause pain in the neck, sinuses, face, and head. Migraines, however, cause debilitating pain, visual disturbances, or both. They can last for hours or days and are often chronic. Without relief, migraines can cause other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness and can also lead to depression.

    Migraines come in many forms.

    Migraine with Aura (Complicated Migraine)

    About a quarter of migraine sufferers experience an aura before or during a migraine. An aura comes in several forms and can impact vision, touch, speech, and even smell. Many consider their auras to be a warning sign that a migraine is imminent.

    Migraine without Aura (Common Migraine)

    Most migraine sufferers experience migraines without aura. This type of migraine is often accompanied by severe pain along one side of the head, light and sound sensitivity. However, these migraines don’t come with an aura and no warning that one is imminent.

    Hemiplegic Migraine

    While a Hemiplegic migraine is rare and doesn’t always include pain when it does, its severity and other symptoms compare with stroke symptoms. They are sudden, severe, and cause weakness on one side of the body. Like other migraines, it can last for hours or weeks.

    Retinal Migraine

    A migraine that causes temporary vision loss is a retinal migraine. While the symptoms may not last, it’s important to see a specialist if you suffer from this kind of migraine.

    Chronic Migraine

    Sufferers usually experience migraine pain more than 15 days a month.

    Cluster Headaches

    Affecting approximately 1 million Americans, cluster headaches are often seasonal, include pain around the eyes, temples and radiates toward the neck. This type of headache impacts fewer people, however, they are severe and occur in clusters.

    Migraine requires a diagnosis by a physician. While treatments are available for migraines, it can take time to find one that works for you. Migraine sufferers often face stigma. Since nearly everyone has had a headache, a migraine is a different type of pain. Combined with variable duration and symptoms, migraines are more than “just a headache.” Missing work or events due to migraine adds to the stress of the condition. During National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, it’s important to keep these concerns in mind when a friend or family member is dealing with a migraine.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #MigraineAndHeadacheAwarenessMonth

    National Migraine and Headache Awareness month encourages education, research, and improved treatments. All month long, organizations will be presenting information on their websites, webinars, and facilities. Join the movement and earn more about the causes and symptoms of migraines. If you suffer from migraines, discover more about treatments or track your triggers. Triggers might include food, sleep habits, or dehydration, but there are many other migraine triggers. Show your support for those who live with migraines by wearing purple (like purple sunglasses from ShadesForMigraine.org) or changing your social media profile purple. Help eliminate the stigma associated with migraine by sharing your experiences and reading the experiences of others.

    When you participate, use #MigraineAndHeadacheAwareness Month or #MHAM on social media.

    NATIONAL MIGRAINE AND HEADACHE AWARENESS MONTH HISTORY

    The National Headache Foundation established National Headache Awareness Month in the mid-1990s. Designed to recognize and encourage headache sufferers, the observance’s name broadened to include migraines in the 2000s.

     

  • NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – June

    NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

    National Caribbean-American Heritage Month in June recognizes the contributions of the Caribbean-Americans to the diversity and broader landscape of American culture.

    Caribbean American immigrants and residents of Caribbean U.S. territories are a vibrant part of the American melting pot. They have a long tradition of contributing to our communities and serving their country. From the first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton to civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois and Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of Florida, Caribbean American’s step up to challenges across generations.

    The month is an opportunity to celebrate the heritage, history, and cultural diversity and a time to explore the traditions Caribbean-Americans carry with them.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Share your experiences and knowledge during National Caribbean-American Heritage month. Learn the history of immigration from the Caribbean by visiting museums and exhibits. Visit with friends and family members and learn about their experiences and culture. Use #CaribbeanAmericanHeritageMonth to share on social media.

    HISTORY

    In 2006, President George W. Bush declared June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month to recognize the significant contributions Caribbean-Americans to the United States throughout history.

     

  • NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS MONTH – June

    NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS MONTH

    National PTSD Awareness Month is observed annually in June. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about the condition and how to access treatment. June 27th is also National PTSD Awareness Day

    According to the National Center for PTSD, between 7 and 8 percent of the population will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during their lifetime.

    Men, women, and children can experience PTSD as a result of trauma in their lives. Events due to combat, accidents, disasters, and abuse are just a few of the causes of PSTD. No matter the reason, PTSD is treatable, but not everyone seeks treatment. There are resources available to help diagnosis PTSD and get help. There is no shame in seeking assistance.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    If you or someone you know might be experiencing PTSD, visit these resources below, or seek professional care from a therapist who has experience treating PTSD.

    Use #PTSDAwarenessMonth to share support, resources, and follow on social media.

    HISTORY

    National PTSD Awareness Month is a campaign supported by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

     

  • NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH – June

    NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH

    National Homeownership Month in June shines a spotlight on supporting the American Dream of homeownership. It’s also a time to recognize the organizations that help individuals and families to achieve their goals.

    From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Administration to the realtors, financial and housing counselors, and assistance programs, they all play a part in helping first-time homebuyers make their dream come true.

    After an extreme low in 2016, homeownership has been making a gradual recovery. Ownership trends are changing, though. With priorities changing, so do the types of homes people are seeking.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #HomeownershipMonth

    If you are considering purchasing a home for the first time and don’t know where to start, visit NewHomeSource for a guide and list of resources.

    Consider your options and learn your market. A good realtor will show you many options and resources, too. Ask friends who have bought a home for recommendations.

    Use #HomeownershipMonth to share on social media.

    NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH HISTORY

    In 1995, National Homeownership Week began as a strategy of President William Clinton’s administration to increase homeownership across the nation. In 2002, President George W. Bush expanded the observance to the entire month of June.

     

  • NATIONAL GIVE A BUNCH OF BALLOONS MONTH – June

    NATIONAL GIVE A BUNCH OF BALLOONS MONTH

    Every day in June, National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month brings joy to a child battling an illness or struggling with a life-altering diagnosis. When limitations, treatments or hospital stays prevent children from the joys of childhood, their smiles fade. National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month encourages giving children we know with an illness something to smile about by bringing them a bunch of balloons.
    Often days of treatments and restrictions associated with an illness are long and tiring. Being ill is no fun especially for a child. A delightful bouquet of balloons brings energy to a room and delivers a smile to a child’s face. While it may not be a cure, the balloons brighten their day and add a distraction from their mundane reality.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    If you know a child who is ill at home or spending time in the hospital, give him or her a bunch of brightly colored balloons.  Find out their favorite color or cartoon character including a message just for them. The smile you receive will be worth more than anything money can buy. Use #GiveABunchOfBalloonsMonth to share on social media.

    HISTORY

    National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month was submitted by Wanda Carter Roush, author at Ella’s Pearl Publishing, to celebrate another day for children dealing with incurable conditions. Their tireless journey with sick days, hospital stays, and missed celebrations makes receiving a bunch of balloons any day in June something for them to smile about.

    In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Give A Bunch of Balloons Month to be observed annually.

     

  • NATIONAL POLLINATORS MONTH – June

    NATIONAL POLLINATORS MONTH

    National Pollinators Month in June encourages the planting of pollinator gardens of native, non-invasive pollen and nectar-producing plants. When these gardens bloom, they attract bees, birds, bats, and other natural pollinators.

    Each of these creatures makes the difference between valuable fruits and vegetables on our tables and going without. As we plant and encourage these natural habitats, we’re putting food on the table, too. According to the National Wildlife Federation, pollinators are responsible for 1 of every 3 bites we take. That’s a lot of pollinating! And many wildflowers provide more than just something pretty to look at. Their root systems prevent erosion and many of them provide flavorful and healthful teas and herbal remedies.

    While we’re planting native flowers and trees, we’re also providing for our future. Pollinators such as the monarch butterfly and the honey bee have been in decline. While all the reasons have not been identified, increasing the available habitat does help! Encouraging the growth of natural habitats also attract pollinators.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPollinatorsMonth #BeeCounted

    Do you have a spot that could benefit from a pollinator garden? Well, get planting! Find out which are the best plants for your zone. Visit www.nwf.org to find out more. Honey, you won’t regret it. Try these tips to get started on the right path to a pollinator garden:

    • Choose bright flowers – The colors and scent attract pollinators to your garden.
    • Plant for every season – While this means primarily to choose a variety of plants so you’re attracting pollinators all year long, it also has another purpose. In the winter, these plants may be dormant, but they will provide a variety of seeds for pollinators to eat, bringing them back year after year.
    • Welcome insects – Most of them are pollinators, too. Good bugs have the benefit of helping to keep pests at bay.
    • Invite birds to your garden – Add birdhouses, provide seed or flowers they enjoy, supply a water source.

    What flowers and trees will you be planting? Let us know by using #NationalPollinatorsMonth or #BeeCounted to share on social media.

    NATIONAL POLLINATORS MONTH HISTORY

    The National Wildlife Federation initiated National Pollinators Month as a way to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators. With pollinators on the decline, their initiative aims to increase native pollen and nectar-producing through the Million Garden Challenge.

     

  • NATIONAL DJ MONTH – June

    NATIONAL DJ MONTH

    During National DJ Month in June, Radio & TV stations, owners, show hosts, business retailers and music lovers alike celebrate the DJ (Disc Jockey).

    DJs, masters at their craft with technical skill, keep the nightclubs dancing, fitness studios sweating and music festivals feeling the rhythm. Whether broadcasting to listeners on the radio, engaging TV audiences, or setting a mood for a special occasion the DJ is an essential part of our culture.

    Celebrate the artistry, mastery, and skill of DJs everywhere during National DJ Month in June!

     

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    • On 1st June tweet “I Heart My DJ (stage name)”

    • Retailer offer promo discounts on DJ Equipment

    • Radio-TV Network recognize DJ; award/film/spot

    • Radio-TV Show-hosts give ‘shout-out’; In-house DJ.

    • Radio Station owner ‘take mic’ and DJ extra break

    • DJ Service owner give DJ special incentive, reward

    • Club owner and venues organize local Battle Mix

    • Post-event available tab www.nationaldjmonth.com

    • Follow National DJ Month on Twitter and Facebook.
    • Use #NationalDJMonth #DJ #NDM on social media

    HISTORY

      Musician Veteran Senior (MVS) non-profit founded in 2018 has started an initiative called National DJ Month to bring awareness of unsung heroes in entertainment.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed it will be observed annually in June.

    About Musician Veteran Senior (MVS)

    MVS provides essential information to improve the lives of those in communities. This is the year, starting in June, you can help; show appreciations for the DJ!

    There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

  • NATIONAL DJ MONTH – JUNE

    NATIONAL DJ MONTH

    During National DJ Month in June, Radio & TV stations, owners, show hosts, business retailers and music lovers alike celebrate the DJ (Disc Jockey).

    DJs, masters at their craft with technical skill, keep the nightclubs dancing, fitness studios sweating and music festivals feeling the rhythm. Whether broadcasting to listeners on the radio, engaging TV audiences, or setting a mood for a special occasion the DJ is an essential part of our culture.

    Celebrate the artistry, mastery, and skill of DJs everywhere during National DJ Month in June!

     

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    • On 1st June tweet “I Heart My DJ (stage name)”

    • Retailer offer promo discounts on DJ Equipment

    • Radio-TV Network recognize DJ; award/film/spot

    • Radio-TV Show-hosts give ‘shout-out’; In-house DJ.

    • Radio Station owner ‘take mic’ and DJ extra break

    • DJ Service owner give DJ special incentive, reward

    • Club owner and venues organize local Battle Mix

    • Post-event available tab www.nationaldjmonth.com

    • Follow National DJ Month on Twitter and Facebook.
    • Use #NationalDJMonth #DJ #NDM on social media

    HISTORY

      Musician Veteran Senior (MVS) non-profit founded in 2018 has started an initiative called National DJ Month to bring awareness of unsung heroes in entertainment.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed it will be observed annually in June.

    About Musician Veteran Senior (MVS)

    MVS provides essential information to improve the lives of those in communities. This is the year, starting in June, you can help; show appreciations for the DJ!

    There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

  • NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH – June

    NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH

    Each week throughout National Safety Month in June is an opportunity to make a difference in your home, work, and community.

    Identifying risks around the home or improving safety standards at home and in your community protects everyone. Whether we increase first aid and emergency awareness through drills or provide water safety tips for summer recreation, we’re taking steps to provide a safer neighborhood.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSafetyMonth

    Get involved!

    • Report repairs as they are needed
    • Hold drills at home to help children know what to do in the even of
      • fire
      • tornado
      • medical event
      • another natural disaster
    • Volunteer to participate in community emergency preparedness events
    • Put together a first aid kit
    • Take a CPR class
    • Teach someone to change a tire properly and safely
    • Learn about proper storage and disposal of medications
    • Take a defensive driving course
    • Learn how to identify fall hazards in a home

    Visit the National Safety Council website for tips and resources and use #NationalSafetyMonth to share on social media.

    Educators and families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for projects designed to #CelebrateEveryDay!

    NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH HISTORY

    The National Safety Council promotes National Safety Month annually.