Chosen Charity: November 23, 2019
A Registered Canadian Charity, the BeaYOUtiful Foundation works with young girls between the ages of 8-14 providing mentorship programs for those struggling with confidence, lacking self-esteem, or simply looking to build a more positive outlook. BeaYOUtiful works directly with schools and diverse communities throughout greater Vancouver, providing a safe and empowering environment that encourage girls to learn about confidence, and develop a better understanding of their self-worth. BeaYOUtiful implements programs at recreation centres, community facilities, and elementary schools, offering both after-school programming and evening classes. To date, the BeaYOUtiful Organization has positively impacted over 1,200 girls across BC.
This community recognized program targets and tackles multiple subjects divided over five to six weeks. The classes range from learning to balance a healthy lifestyle, media literacy, topics surrounding mental health and bullying, artistic therapy, to addressing key steps towards setting achievable goals. Although each class exemplifies a different life lesson, the same moral is focused on in the end: never forget you are beautiful. Differentiating from other organizations, BeaYOUtiful provides a unique experience being strictly mentorship based focused. Each mentor, aged 18-35, is responsible for the teachings and guidance of the course. The small gap between the age difference of mentors and class participants allows an easier formation of trust and friendship to be born. Personal connections flourish, providing a comfortable transition for the girls to open their hearts and minds to a healthier self. Our mission is to not build a teacher, counsellor, or friendship relationship, but a sisterhood bond to carry on for years to come.