7th Annual BEautiful ME

By Plugged In Community Centre 7 months ago
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Plugged In Community Centre Organization (Plugged In) is excited to announce our 7th Annual BEautiful ME (BeMe) event, happening April 8, 2018 at DanceCo in St. Albert!

Social media, puberty, and peer-pressure all have powerful impacts on self-esteem. Many youth suffer from low self-esteem and mental health issues because, instead of celebrating their own unique beauty, they strive to look like the celebrities they see in the media or to fit in with their social group. BeMe aims to end that vicious cycle by celebrating youth for who they are.

BeMe is a free, one-day event that offers a confidence-building opportunity to vulnerable and deserving youth. BeMe helps youth realize that the way that we feel about ourselves is based on more than outer appearance, and strives to assist participants in discovering the value of their individual attributes, gifts and talents.

Participants at BeMe 2018 will be treated to a makeover on the outside, while teaching youth about the beauty they possess on the inside. Participants will meet with professional hair stylists, makeup artists, and fashion designers who donate their time to this initiative, while our Encouragement Team guides participants through their makeover and provides emotional support throughout the day. Professional photographers will capture the day’s activities and provide youth with an opportunity for their own photo shoot. Our surprise guest speaker will make a presentation on inner beauty, further enhancing our participants’ experience of the day.

Over the last 6 years, hundreds of volunteers have committed time, attention and their skills to be the difference for youth in the community, BeMe has helped 165 participants discover their inner beauty and we expect nothing less for the 30 participants at BeMe 2018! This event truly is about the community wrapping themselves around our young people and building their confidence and self-value.

However, in order for BeMe 2018 to be a success, we need your contribution. BeMe cannot run without deserving participants, extraordinary volunteers, or donors.

If you know a deserving youth aged 13-18 that could benefit from BeMe 2018, please nominate them at https://goo.gl/forms/R3GB5wsOxygQGnj22! We will be accepting nomination for the event until March 18, 2018.

Nominate a deserving youth now!

To directly contact the registrations team please email registrations@pluggedincentre.com

If you would like to volunteer for BeMe 2018, please email volunteers@pluggedincentre.com for available opportunities!

If you would like to donate to BeMe 2018, please contact events@pluggedincentre.com. We are in need of:

  • beauty aids such as cosmetics, facial cleansers, shampoos, and other grooming tools and products to include in the BeMe Beauty Bags given to participants at the end of the event
  • T-shirts for volunteers and participants
  • use of a photo printer, photo paper, and ink, to allow us to provide each youth with a souvenir photo of their experience
  • catering provisions and supplies
  • financial sponsorship to help offset the cost of the above items. The event costs approximately $15,000 annually.

Plugged In is looking forward to making a difference in our community through our BeMe initiative. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates on our events!

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