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.