On Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dove and Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee united for a self-esteem workshop for 100 girls. The event is part of the Dove Self-Esteem Project, a nationwide initiative to raise awareness for the need to help girls form a positive self-image. The Dove Self Esteem Project has reached more than 20 million young people so far.
Dove research has found that six out of ten girls stop doing activities they love because they feel anxiety about the way they look. Through its #HourWithHer campaign, Dove hopes to shine a light on the girls who continue doing what they love.
The workshop was held at the Cleveland Park Clubhouse in East Nashville. The event was led by Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff and included special guest Arrionna C., Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee’s 2018 Youth of the Year. Sessions included, but were not limited to: Girls Rock!, “Writing Your Script,” “Power of Language,” “I Like Me As I Am,” and “Health & Hygiene.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
For more than 115 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) has enabled all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe place, professional caring staff, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. To learn more, please visit www.bgcmt.org, Facebook/GreatFuturesStartHere, or @BGCMT on Twitter.