The teenage girls also heard advice on what it takes to believe in themselves from celebrities like; Niecy Nash, Monique Coleman, Vanessa Simmons, Pauletta Washington, and Garcelle Beauvais, some of them share personal life experiences and stories on how they still struggle with issues of self-esteem and body image, as well as excerpts from the book written by Shaun Robinson, titled “Exactly as I Am”.
The event is co-hosted by Manuela Testolini, founder of In a Perfect World, who’s mission is to empowers children and youth to become compassionate, socially-conscious, and responsible leaders. “I am incredibly inspired to see this amazing group of women come together, to empower and inspire teen girls for what will be a once in a lifetime experience. In a Perfect World youth ambassadors also discussed their community service projects and what it means to give back. All youth participants will organize and assemble a back to school backpack drive, to benefit a Los Angeles classroom in need.