Hello, my name is Shania.  This year is the first year that I am participating in I Am Beautiful.  I am so happy that we made the decision to join.  I Am Beautiful has given me the opportunity to meet so many new and interesting young ladies.

From day one, I have heard nothing but encouraging words from all of the leaders and volunteers.  I Am Beautiful really makes you feel like you are special and that what you have to say is important.

At every meeting, you are greeted with a smile and a big hug.  I also like that we end each meeting with a prayer and more words of encouragement.

One of the most memorable moments for me would be going to volunteer to sing with the elderly men and women in Grayson for the Christmas holiday.  I also loved going to visit Clemson University (although my mom graduated from the University of SC).  Lastly, it was such a great experience to participate in filming a video.  That was awesome.

I would encourage any young lady who is looking for a program that uplifts you, believes in you and is willing to expose you to what the world has to offer, to join I Am Beautiful.

I want to thank Dr. Woodard for seeing the greatness in us by starting this program.  I would also like to thank my mom for enrolling me because she saw what it would do for me.

I look forward to next year.  Thank you.