It’s an experience nearly 140 young women won’t soon forget. The middle school students from several districts in Kent County were a part of a day of empowerment, education, and encouragement called Beautiful U. Maranda’s Beautiful U teaches girls to be beautiful in mind, body, and soul.
The event is held every year at Ferris State University Grand Rapids. Beautiful U gives girls the opportunity hear an empowering message from women who are experts in their fields. The students also get to experience what it’s like to be on a college campus and interact with women with backgrounds in different careers.
The girls are encouraged to lift each other up as they continue to grow. Dozens of seventh- and eighth-graders gathered to hear, see and experience a heaping helping of self-confidence and love. Style and grooming tips, fashion and future career planning were also covered.
The girls were also reminded that life doesn’t always come easily: Most things that are worth it and will take a little and sometimes a lot of work.