Six years ago, Keleigh Power ‘18 lost three young members of her community, Emma, Alyson and Katie Hance, in a fatal car crash. In honor of the lives of these three sisters, Power is hosting a program called “Beautiful Me,” a self-esteem program for girls.

The program is being hosted in the Kelley Center Presentation room on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1-3 p.m. The event is presented by the Hance Family Foundation.

According to Power, the mission of “Beautiful Me” is to “extend the lessons Emma, Alyson and Katie taught through their examples — that being comfortable with who you are makes you a better sister, daughter and friend.”

“I think this program is really good for college students because we’re becoming young women and it’s really important to be happy with yourself, happy with your body, happy with your image,” Power continued.

Power also explained the importance of liking your own image as a female. “When you wake up in the morning and go and take a shower, and you look at yourself in the mirror, and you’re like ‘Oh, I hate this about myself,’ [this program] will really train you to be like ‘OK, maybe I don’t like it, but I can learn to like it’,” Power said.

The father of the Hance sisters, Warren Hance, will open up the program with a speech about his daughters, while also describing the program and how it affects him. A brief video will follow, which introduces participants to the girls and the foundation. Afterwards, the girls will be split into groups where they will participate in activities and discussions.

Every girl who wants to participate in the event must RSVP in a link on OrgSync, because the event is capping at 100 girls. Freshmen attending the event will receive an FYE Thrive credit.

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