Love Oneself

Scholarship Entrant: Rebecca from Ironwood, Michigan
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I would teach young girls to appreciate and love each other for who they are, not who society is trying to shape them into. Negativity is often heard when growing up, young girls are compared to standards that are not always obtainable, and often time’s adolescent girls are pressured into changing who they are in order to fit in. Each young girl is unique with her own set of qualities and abilities, and I would love to be able to help these girls have faith in oneself as well as in their dreams and goals in life.

I would start small, with young girls in my area that struggle with self-esteem and self-worth. I feel that with guidance and acceptance of who they are as well as support with the issues and or depression that may entail from low self-esteem, these young girls can begin to love themselves and shine brightly in their future. I would like to hold camps for young girls to help them find their niche in life, to assure them of their strengths and provide positive feedback instead of all of the negativity that these girls hear throughout life. With counselors and mentors, who have also struggled in their adolescent years, providing quality reassurance and advice as well as success stories of their own. These girls would benefit from role models who have been through their situations and overcome the negative impact that society and peers have pushed onto them.

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