REAL BEAUTY is a student organization focused on empowering and building confidence in young women in the community. REAL BEAUTY stands for Reaching Every Adolescent Lady Building & Enhancing Attitudes Uniting Today’s Youth.

“We strive to provide community service to adolescent women in hopes to build self esteem and possibly lower the amount of peer harassment that happens too often in this day and age,” Vice President and senior Aislinn Broussard said.

The organization has been on campus since 2010 and was founded by alumni Amber Sellers, Jana Hill, Jasmine Ford, Courtney McGowen, Morgan Nayert, Ariel McField and Chanterra Lloyd.

According to the groups’ Facebook page, the organization’s mission is to “help increase their [girls age 9-19]self-esteem and educational opportunities, hoping to lower peer-harassment in the adolescent female population, through teaching the diversity of beauty and media desensitization. This organization is also set forth with the purpose to raise the educational and/or career opportunities and the self-esteem of all involved members.

Sophomore and member Tia Sellers said being a part of the organization has inspired her to come out of her comfort zone.

“It challenges me to accept new obstacles,” she said. “I’m exploring new leadership roles as far as becoming a mentor to younger girls, and by doing so it is helping me grow as a young adult.”

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