August 12th, 2006 is International Youth Day. This year’s theme is Tackling Poverty Together: Young People and the Eradication of Poverty. This site suggests ways to commemorate the day and provides facts and figures regarding youth and poverty. For example, did you know that almost 20% of 15 to 24 year olds around the world must manage on less than one US dollar per day? Click the link above to learn more and get involved.
Other awareness events for the month of August 2006 include:
- Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
- Cataract Awareness Month You’ll find Talking Points, a PSA and proclamation, poster, and more available at the site.
- Psoriasis Awareness Month Site has awareness packets available here.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month You’ll find a news release, link to request a proclamation in your area, posters, and more.