Tiffany R. Lewis, founder, president/ CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc., created National Youth Confidence Day and is teaming with UCAN of Memphis for a special celebration on Thursday, October 20. (Courtesy photo)

National Youth Confidence Day, which was created by a native Memphian, will have a special 2022 celebration in the Bluff City thanks largely to UCAN of Memphis.

The brainchild of Tiffany R. Lewis Founder, president/ CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc., National Youth Confidence is Thursday, October 20.

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. is headquartered in Buffalo, New York, and Lewis will travel to Memphis to deliver a special youth confidence message.

UCAN of Memphis was awarded $3,000 to host the celebration and students will be treated to free t-shirts, snacks, and fun confidence-building activities. The program was set to begin at 12:45 p.m. at Belle Forest Community School located 3135 Ridgeway Rd.

Annually Lewis awards a youth organization in a different state a grant to host the special celebration.

“UCAN and its programming embody everything that the Confident Girl Mentoring Program stands for,” said Lewis. “(It) was the perfect choice to host Youth Confidence Day, and I love that it’s located in my hometown. I look forward to addressing the students at Belle Forest Community School and enjoying a fun day with them.”

UCAN of Memphis is co-founded by LeShundra Robinson (MPA, LSA) and offers youth empowerment, bullying prevention, and character-building programs within local schools and community organizations.

LeShundra Robinson (Courtesy photo)

“We are grateful for this opportunity to bring National Youth Confidence Day to Memphis,” said Robinson. “This is perfectly aligned with our current programs that exist to build confidence and empower youth to make wise decisions that can have a long-lasting impact on their futures.” said Robinson.

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc.’s mission is to foster a thriving culture where all girls can build their self-esteem and confidence through self-discovery. The organization received its own national holiday, National Youth Confidence Day, in 2018 and it is celebrated on October 20.

(For more information about UCAN of Memphis, call 901-262-8642 or visit, ucanofmemphis.org. To learn more about Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. and Youth Confidence Day, visit confidentgirlmentoring.com.)