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Adolescent self-esteem can be affected by several factors, including body image, puberty, family life and interactions with peers. One local organization is dedicated to boosting self-esteem of adolescent girls through education and mentorship.

Miss Believe, Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to promote a positive self-perception in girls ages 10-18. By providing interactive courses and programs for young girls, Miss Believe encourages active participation and learning of the importance and value of self-understanding. Miss Believe, Inc.’s “Striving and Succeeding” (S.A.S) program is a five-session series designed to help young women define self-perception and explore how media and culture construct standards. The organization also offers “Believe University.” Program participants attend monthly meetings to explore concepts of self-confidence, self-image, nutrition, etiquette, and peer pressure. Each girl is assigned a mentor that serves as a resource for support and guidance.

For more information, contact:
Miss Believe, Inc.
301.323.8470
contact@missbelieve.org

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