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Local Girls Get Empowered, Encouraged at "Sister Power"

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SALISBURY, Md. - From classrooms to locker rooms, we're hearing a lot about bullying.

Some say kids could use a bit of empowerment these days, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake did just that Saturday - they gave some encouragement to a group of bright young girls at "Sister Power."

"You're precious, and all of you are phenomenal young ladies," said one speaker during a seminar. That message was sent to more than 50 young teens as the girls gathered for a day glam - learning that they are beautiful on the inside and out. The event helped push the importance of keeping a positive image of themselves.

"We want all the girls to have better self esteem and feel good about themselves," said Jessica Mimms, Eastern Shore Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. "And we want them to know that they have a support network."

That network got right down to business. Sessions touched on sensitive body-image topics that changing teens often face.

And speaking of faces, volunteers helped girls feel good about what they saw in the mirror -- discussing kin care, makeup and loving yourself, something important to Ashton Hildebrand.

"I can figure out how to keep myself happy with who I am and what I look like," said Hildebrand.

To keep their self esteem on the right track when they head home, each girl got a kit of goodies to go, complete with nail, face and hair products. And a photo to go to remember that they are beautiful.

"I had a lot of fun. I had a very good time," Hildebrand said.

The event was made possible by the Community Foundations of the Eastern Shore Women's Fund.

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