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Self-Esteem – noun. Confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.
Once upon a time I was a teenage girl, a girl who had no self-esteem whatsoever. I was overweight and shy, and as a teenager, those are two things that could break someone, and it did……..until one day I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a change. I started dieting and exercising, I also dyed my hair and tried to bring out of my shell. I was 17, so I was still young enough to make the changes and still enjoy my teenage years.
Slowly, over time, as I grew into a young woman, my self-esteem and my self-confidence began to grow. I moved to another city, rented an apartment and started exploring life. My self-esteem and self-worth grew, the shyness was still there but I would work to overcome that as well.
Through all of this there was one person who always stood by me and made me feel worth it no matter what…. my Mother, who I was lucky to have for the time that I did because she was always my biggest cheerleader. So many girls these days don’t have the support of a woman in their lives so it’s important to be that support whenever and wherever you can.
You may have seen Dove’s self-esteem initiatives, they are making it their mission to help women feel worthy all over the world. They have gone ahead and partnered with ShopRite and are asking Moms, aunts, coaches, teachers and mentors to nominate a special teenage girl in their life for a chance to get a piece of the Dove/ShopRite scholarship fund.
Do you know a teenage girl in your life whose self-esteem inspires you?
Nominate a Rite On Girl:
- 1st Place: $4,000 Scholarship
- 1st Place nominator prize: $400 gift card
- 2nd Place: $1,000 Scholarship
- 2nd Place nominator prize: $100 gift card
- (20) $50 ShopRite Gift cards (random drawing)
Plus, 20 lucky nominators will win $50 ShopRite® gift cards!
*Girls age 13-19 living in NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE or MD
Are you in the CT, DE, MD, NY, NJ, or PA area and are eighteen (18) years of age or older?
Then Enter to win a $50 ShopRite Gift Card
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