Seventh-Graders Take Part in Beautiful Me Program

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Seventh-grade students at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School participated in the Beautiful Me project developed by the Hance Family Foundation.

The students had an opportunity to honor the lives of three beautiful sisters, Allyson, Emma and Katie Hance, by participating in a self-esteem program that teaches students to understand who they are, to appreciate their own skills and qualities, and to understand that there is gratification in helping others. The students discussed alternate views of beauty and distorted views of beauty from the media, and learned how to respect themselves and develop healthy relationships. They also engaged in activities that focused on self-esteem, values, problem-solving and positive motivation. The school’s Beautiful Me program is facilitated by school social worker Amy Weissman. Eighth-grade students will have an opportunity to take part in the program in February.