Beautiful ME (BeMe) is a one-day event which offers a confidence-building opportunity to 30 at-risk, vulnerable or deserving youth, aged 13-19, by discovering their inner beauty with a boost on the outside as well. Teams of volunteer professional makeup artists, hairstylists, photographers, fashion designers and an empowerment team guide nominees and applicants through their own makeover. An inspirational and motivating activity and speaker further enhance the experience of inner beauty discovery. Each year combined contributions from donors have provided participants with a souvenir t-shirt and “swag bags” with items to help enhance their beauty and hygiene.
This FREE event is a fantastic opportunity for youth to delve into and celebrate with peers what makes them unique and reveal their beauty from the inside out. Social media, puberty and peer pressure all have powerful impacts on self-esteem. 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.
BeMe is open to all youth, regardless of gender, aged 13-19. Parental or Guardian consent is required for participants under the age of 18. Participants must have their own transportation to and from the event.
To commemorate the 5th annual event held in 2016, five additional spots were made available for participants in honor of Morgan’s Mission – an initiative to bring awareness to bullying, suicide and youth mental health.