High school girls hold 'no makeup day'
Students promote 'true beauty.'
Middle and high school can be tough years for teenage girls and their developing self-confidence.
Three girls from New London High School in Wisconsin recently started a campaign to boost the spirits of their peers and get them to embrace themselves. Created by juniors Caitlin Schmidt, Cambria Fitzgerald and Jenna Mytton, the True Beauty Campaign began as an assignment for their enterprise marketing class and developed into much more.
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Their mission: to make all girls love their natural beauty instead of chasing some impossible standard of beauty. True Beauty’s most recent function was No Makeup Day, held at school on Nov. 15. Some 300 girls at New London pledged not to wear makeup for the entire day, and 100 boys pledged to support their efforts.
It was a schoolwide event, inspiring girls of all grades to let their natural beauty shine through. Girls were given stickers that said “Bare-Faced and Beautiful” and the boys were given stickers that said “I Dig Confidence.” They even sold T-shirts and bracelets to raise money for future events.
These girls have figured out what it means to be beautiful. Now, their confidence is inspiring the rest of the New London adolescent community.
How do you teach your children to embrace their natural beauty?
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I Like It - Guys can then figure out who has natural beauty on the outside.
Now they just have to figure out who has natural beauty on the inside !
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