- OUR MISSIONwhat we are about
- ABOUT USwho we are
- PROGRAMSideas into action
- SUPPORT UShow you can help
eradicate bullying and low self-esteem
At The Model You Project, our mission is to enhance the confidence of teenage girls reaching womanhood by transforming their high school environment to an experience this is free from emotional trauma. We recognize that a strong woman is the foundation of a strong community. We strive to redefine what makes someone beautiful by exposing the real issues teen girls face and confronting the idols we look up to in pop culture. We endeavor to improve how girls perceive and treat each other, we inspire them to have self respect with their sexuality and to understand that no one is entitled to their bodies, and empower them to shift the trend of cruel behavior, bullying, and low self-esteem to one of positive and mutual respect for each other as human beings in sisterhood. Through our five programs and student events, we facilitate an unorthodox method of reaching teenage girls that has proven to be effective because it was implemented by teenage girls as opposed to parents and other authority figures. Our programs spring from the center of our youth culture and are very effective as a result.
teen girls, with a heart for change
The Model You Project is a student driven, non-profit organization devoted to changing the way teen girls throughout America define their sense of beauty by motivating them to treat each other with kindness and respect. With the combined effort of teen leaders, our board of directors, business mentors, celebrity icons, and partnering local and corporate sponsors, we endeavor to provide girls a chance to improve how they see themselves and others. By dissecting pop culture media and providing educational photoshoots to address the distorted images girls have of themselves, we encourage girls to understand the realities of how and why advertisers modify images to promote such unrealistic standards of beauty. By creating social events, big sister programs, and hosting peer group discussions through our Facebook page The Model You | Teen Edition, and our empowering teen programs, we are beginning to alter how girls define their sense of beauty and motivating girls to relate to each other as opposed to hating each other. This confidence and exposure to other perspectives, fed through the hard wiring of pop culture and mass media infrastructure, allows us to motivate change in a way that is producing real and lasting results.
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Teen Peer Groups – “Constant Positive Peer Pressure”
Modeling for Self-Esteem – “Broadening the Spectrum of Beauty”
The Giving Girl – “A Change in Perspective & Attitude”
Girl Wild Outdoors -” Reconnecting With Ourselves & Each Other
Guardian Angels – ” Confidence to Defend One Another”