19th Annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

                                                MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY                                                     
  February 22, 2015

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  Camp Fire Announces 19th Annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  #AIKD Encourages Adults to Recognize the Amazing Kids in Their Lives


Camp Fire, A National Youth Development Organization, is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® (#AIKD). AIKD is a day designated to honor our nation’s youth.  Adults and teens are asked to write, post, tweet, and tag #AIKD notes of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives.
  “Adults sometimes forget to stop and tell a child how important he or she is. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is a reminder to do just that,” says Camp Fire President and CEO Cathy Tisdale. “It is a simple, meaningful way to let youth know how much they are appreciated. We’ve seen this simple act of love and kindness have long and far reaching effects.”

The most important thing is communicating the message, not necessarily the format of the message. Participants are encouraged to write, tweet, post,  share, or hashtag #AIKD. Because kids need positive reinforcement in their lives. The right words of encouragement can come at just the time a child needs them most helping them make better decisions, build self-esteem, and even be more compassionate and successful.

Camp Fire celebrates the amazing kids who impact our community and communities around the country.

March 19, 2015 — AIKD is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of each March. However, adults and teens nationwide are invited to celebrate their absolutely incredible kid anytime on or before March 19.

Youth from around the nation will be celebrating as we recognize absolutely incredible kids at Camp Fire council events around the nation, on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, in video on YouTube and at live events, and through a national media relations effort.

About Camp Fire

Camp Fire is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit youth development organizations, serving youth, teens and families in communities across the United States. Camp Fire programs are research-based, delivered where youth and families are via out-of-school time,  environmental and camp, and teen service and leadership programs. Because youth want to shape the world, Camp Fire’s focus is giving youth and teens the opportunity to find their sparks, lift their voice and discover who they are.  Camp Fire programs are proven to develop young peoples’ skills now so they can reach their full potential. For more information about Camp Fire, visit www.campfire.org.

About Cathy Tisdale
Cathy is President and CEO of Camp Fire National Headquarters. Her national leadership roles include:  National Association of Women Professionals “Woman of the Year”; Immediate Past Chair, National Collaboration for Youth; Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Executive Committee and Board of Directors; America’s Promise Alliance Trustee;  and she recently was named to the Board of Governors for the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences.
Cathy is a featured speaker at national conferences focusing on leadership, organization effectiveness, and youth development; and contributes to national media publications.
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