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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Teen Identity Momentum Program

It’s no secret that teen girls deal with insecurity, low self esteem and lack of confidence at some time throughout their teen years. They are bombarded daily with messages that erode their sense of value, identity, and self worth. Those messages can have a devastating and life-altering impact on their lives and future.

Now, one national program is changing all that and bringing their program to our area. Teen girls in the Peoria/ Bloomington area now have a place to go to feel empowered, while at the same time getting amazing images to enhance their self-image.

Did you know?

• Seven in 10 Girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way.
• Six in 10 girls stop doing things they love because they feel bad about how they look.
• One in five high school girls say they don’t know three adults to turn to if they have a problem.

The Teen Identity Momentum Program is a two-week intensive online training course and full-day transformational live event that provides girls powerful tools, skills, resources and strategies for living their most confident and powerful life while launching them into their best and brightest future possibilities. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each event sponsor the education of a young girl in Kenya for an entire year.

Teen Identity was founded in Atlanta, by educator and photographer Tasra Dawson. Dawson created the program after leaving Apple Inc. as a senior writer and instructional designer.
“I’ve been researching this issue for 13 years (not including my own turbulent teen years) and spent seven years testing it,” Dawson said. “My first testing ground was when I taught middle school for five years, was a girls dance and sports coach, and wrote my masters thesis on teen girls maneuvering adolescence successfully. From there, Teen Identity became the perfect blend of my teaching, design, and photography backgrounds.”

The program covers self esteem, identity, confidence, poise, media training, finding your voice, modeling, posing and much more.

One high school girl wrote, “You have inspired me to look at myself in a different light. In the past year I haven’t really liked what I saw in the mirror and would shy away from them in rooms but when I came home today I looked at myself from a different perspective. One of beauty and happiness. Thank you so much for giving me back a little piece of myself.”

After being part of the Teen Identity program, she went on to earn a full college scholarship and stood as a confident, empowered senior Homecoming Queen.

Hers is just one of many stories about girl’s lives being changed. Their confidence is increased, their esteem is bolstered, their voices are heard, and their future is brighter than ever before. You can see and read more at teenidentitymag.com/momentum.

Teen Identity Momentum is coming to Studio Blunier on July 21. A photographers workshop and styled photo shoot will be held the following day and a community extravaganza will be open to the public from 6-8 p.m. July 23. Entry to the extravaganza is free and there will be a drawing for prizes including a photo shoot from Studio Blunier.

Teresa Blunier is a Morton resident, small business owner and national chapter leader of the project. She will be investing time and resources all year long into leading a team of girls. Studio Blunier hopes to make a significant impact and contribution through events, meetings and community service.

Teen Identity Portraits and Magazine was the first studio in the nation to specialize exclusively in portraits of girls ages 12 to 18. They provide a fun and engaging experience for girls that makes them feel beautiful while producing stunning portraiture. Teen Identity is empowering girls and photographers to take back the media and put the “role” back into modeling. Learn more at teenidentity.com.

Several small business owners have partnered with the local chapter of Teen Identity and are donating their services to make this opportunity a reality.

These include airbrush make-up artist,  Jill Andrews, jilldoesmakeup@yahoo.com, Bella’s Salon of Morton and Molly Graham of Stars and Stripes. If anyone is interested in volunteering or donating items for swag bags or would like to sponsor a girl, contact Blunier at Studio Blunier, www.studioblunier.com, or 613-8394

Girls must register by July 7 to be included in this year’s class. Registration is open to all 12-18 year old girls in the Peoria/Bloomington area. Register at  http://teenidentitymag.com/momentum. Click on the “Momentum Program” and scroll down to the bottom to click on Peoria. There are only five spots left for this year’s experience

Morton Times-News     Posted Jun 26, 2012

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