Washington, DC, October 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Girls Inc. Girls Across the U.S. Participate in Confidence-Building Activities as Part of First Nationwide Dove Self-Esteem Weekend
Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, joins Girls Inc. organizations across the United States in celebrating the inaugural Dove Self-Esteem Weekend. From October 22-24, the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend unites individuals and girls’ organizations to host self-esteem building events for the girls in their lives and in their communities, recognizing that everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in a young girl's self-esteem.
On Sunday October 24, Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area is hosting a mother-daughter “Strong, Smart, and Bold Girl” self-esteem booth from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mall at Prince George’s, 3500 East West Highway, in Hyattsville, Md. Families are encouraged to bring girls to the booth, located at the Mall’s center court, to participate.
With this event, Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area aims to build girls’ confidence, open communication within families, and demonstrate the importance of girls having a healthy and positive sense of self. Girls Inc. after-school and outreach programs have reached 700 girls locally, empowering them to reach their full potential and become successful, confident women.
“We are happy to join Dove in the campaign to support girls' self esteem,” says Denese Lombardi, executive director of Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. “Here in the Washington, DC area, our girls – like girls everywhere – are bombarded with bullying and mixed and confusing messages from the media and society. This activity will help mothers and daughters explore what makes each girl special and will help every girl recognize her self worth, understand what she is entitled to as she matures into womanhood, and own the power she has within to become her own best advocate in the process.”
Girls Inc. is a partner in the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem, which invites all women to join Dove in creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. To learn more and download a free Girls Inc. self-esteem activity, visit www.girlsinc.org.
About Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area:
Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area began serving girls in our area in 2006, and in just four years, we’ve reached more than 700 girls through our after-school, summer enrichment, outreach, and academic programs. Learn more about us at our web site: http://www.girlsincdc.org
About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada. With local roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2009, Girls Inc. reached over 900,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications.
Dove is committed to inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential by caring for themselves and each other. The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem invites all women to join the brand in creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. For more information visit www.dove.com, www.dovemovement.com or www.facebook.com/dove.
Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Area