Nothing makes me happier than being involved with events that promote positive self-esteem/self-image and confidence in young girls. I have been invited back for the last three years to be the Keynote Speaker at the Soloway Jewish Community School. I am always so impressed how passionate this group of young girls (grades 4-6) and their mom’s are about raising money for Plan Canada. In one night alone, they raised just over $450. Amazing work girls! Everyone had so much fun and it’s a nice mother/daughter evening. I was happy my mom was there too with me The staff did an excellent job organizing the Pink Lemonade Sale, Photo Booth, Crafts, Ice Cream Sundae table and lots of other treats. Each year they also bring in a Zumba instructor for some fun exercise during the night. You can’t help but want to dance as soon as you hear the music 🙂
I was told that I am ‘an inspiration’ to them. The truth is, THEY are an inspiration to me! Since I have gotten to know some of the girls over the years it was so exciting for them to tell me what they have done since my last visit. It meant the world to me for some of the moms to come and thank me for the positive impact I have had on their daughters. They have had just as big of an impact on me! I love going to see this group of girls. They really are special. 🙂
So many of them have taken on huge goals and are working really hard and some have taken on smaller but just as important goals since everything is moving them into the right direction of being THEIR ‘best self’. Each year I have to modify my presentation since I can just pick up where I left off last time. When I asked a question from last year they all knew the answers so I knew they were listening 🙂 It’s so rewarding to witness their growth.
The fact that they are all working together to raise money for such an important and necessary cause makes them ALL true Champions!
Keep up the great work girls and feel free to send me emails with your questions. I learn just as much from you and it makes me want to continue to do my best as well.