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OCTOBER 20, 2019 | NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY | NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY – October 20

NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY

Building a framework of positive role models is vital to developing responsible, confident young adults. Incidentally, National Youth Confidence Day, on October 20, encourages us to connect and inspire today’s youth for tomorrow’s success.

National Youth Confidence Day celebrates the energy, spirit and potential of young people. The day is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish, respectively. Guidance, leadership and mentors will help light the path, indeed. In addition, today’s youth will navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them.

Take the opportunity to welcome a young person into your life and accept their mistakes. Interestingly, their mistakes will be similar to ones you’ve made yourself. Offer encouragement that these mistakes are merely lessons. Therefore, let them know they will only need to learn from them and gain experience to attain their goals. Share your wisdom and listen to their fears. Celebrate their successes and help them to learn from their defeats, respectively.

HOW TO OBSERVE #YouthConfidenceDay

  • SHARE STORIES FROM YOUTH WHO INSPIRE YOU

Hearing about youth inspires us to feel more confident. Share a story about a young person who inspires you. From overcoming an obstacle or achieving academic success, to helping someone in the community, it’s all about being uniquely them. Especially, highlight their inspiration by using #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

  • SHOW OFF YOUR MOST CONFIDENT YOUTH

Post photos and videos of your youth, friends and anyone who exudes confidence, inner beauty or self-worth. Use #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

  • BE CONFIDENTLY CREATIVE

Show a young person in your life you care. Provide them with the tools to reach their potential. Most importantly, offer them the knowledge, skills and know how to build their confidence. Above all, by planting a seed and watching it grow, you celebrate their achievement.

YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY HISTORY

Use #NationalYouthConfidenceDay and tag @Confidentgirlmentoring to share on social media.

Tiffany R. Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. founded National Youth Confidence Day. Furthermore, it’s her goal to encourage a strong foundation of positive relationships to mentor today’s youth. As a result, National Youth Confidence Day is a Celebration of Confidence for young people everywhere.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Youth Confidence Day to be observed annually on October 20.

About Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc.

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. (CGMP, Inc.) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that utilizes evidence-based interventions to empower. Furthermore, they also aim to build confidence in youth, teens and young adults ages 7-19 in New York State. CGMP, Inc. is an active member of MENTOR, which is a national mentoring partnership. As a matter of fact, they are the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States.

The program works to strengthen youth’s level of confidence. Moreover, it provides them with a vision to see beyond barriers as they open their minds to new ways of thinking. Because of this, the program inspires them see the world as a much broader place. Especially, a place that offers more diverse than their community.

Unsurprisingly, when youth have spent a whole day with Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. they leave saying they are a strong and empowered. They also feel beautiful and emit confidence.

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY – October 20

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

On October 20 each year, we celebrate the delicious food holiday known as National Brandied Fruit Day!

Brandied fruit first became popular around the Victorian era. During this time, it was discovered by adding brandy to fruit, it was easiest way to make it last longer. Incidentally, this process was also a great way to harvest the taste of fruit, while creating a delicious dessert for adults.

Brandied fruit is created by soaking sweet fresh fruit in brandy, sugar, and spices. Often sitting for 30 days after preparation, this delicious treat is best used as a topping on desserts, such as pies or cakes. Interestingly, brandied fruit is used as a starter for Friendship Cake. Similar to the concept of a starter for sourdough bread, Friendship Cake takes time to prepare. However, once you’ve completed the process, you’re sure to enjoy one of the most delicious treats ever!

We’ve added a Brandied Fruit Recipe to our National Day Calendar® Recipe Collection. You may not know it, but it’s super easy to make. So easy you don’t need canning skills to make your first batch of Brandied Fruit on your own!

HOW TO OBSERVE #BrandiedFruitDay

The best way to celebrate #BrandiedFruitDay is to enjoy some with family friends. Use #BrandiedFruitDay to share on social media and show the world how you #CelebrateEveryDay!

BRANDIED FRUIT DAY HISTORY

The history of brandied fruit is uncertain. Because of that, we have been unable to find the creator of this delicious food holiday.

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Recipe of the Day

Easy Brandied Fruit Recipe
Prep:  60 Minutes
Cook:  None
Total Prep:  60 Minutes
Servings:  6-8 Pints

WARNING: This recipe contains alcohol and is NOT suitable for children.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

8 cups of fresh fruit. For example, peaches, plums, pears, oranges or cherries. You can mix and match or choose to use one specific fruit.
4 cups sugar
4 cups of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of All Spice
1 Tablespoon of Cloves (Optional)
4 cups of good quality brandy
Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl or 1 quart pitcher
6-8 sterilized canning jars

Instructions:

Step 1:

In a medium bowl or pitcher, combine sugar, brown sugar, spices and brandy. Stir.

Set aside, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 2:

Peel fruit

Slice in half and core

Cut fruit (your preference for size)

Add to large mixing bowl

Combine fruit well

Step 3: 

Divide fruit evenly into jars

Stir brandy mixture to ensure sugar has dissolved

Pour brandy mixture over fruit in jars. Fruit should be submerged in liquid.

Seal jars and place in a cool, dry place like a pantry.

Brandied fruit is ready in 30 days.

Use as a topping on cake, on ice cream or eat directly out of the jar!

Enjoy!

About National Day Calendar

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