Middle School Students Learn About Beauty

Middle School Students Learn About Beauty photo

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

The students, under the guidance of school social worker Amy Weissman, had an opportunity to honor the lives of three beautiful sisters, Allyson, Emma and Katie Hance, by participating in this 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.