SPECIAL GUESTS—Shandia Booker, organizer; Asia Broughton, honoree; Tina Acsu, music teacher; and Brittny McGraw, the event emcee. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
On Valentine’s Day love was in the air at Pittsburgh Faison! The school held its 2nd Annual Love Yourself event, to celebrate and empower their fourth and fifth grade female students. “Love Yourself: Faison Black Girls Rock” gave students the opportunity to learn more about self-esteem, self-care and self-love.
THINKING POSITIVES—These three young ladies are putting words on their mirrors so that every time they look into the mirror, a positive message is displayed.
The event featured multiple speakers, a Real Talk. Girl Talk panel discussion and a fashion show featuring popular middle school looks. Additionally, while accompanied by a positive adult female, each girl explored a variety of stations on multiple topics including: self-esteem, hair and nails. The event also featured a dessert table and a photo booth to capture the fun.
Staff from prospective middle schools were present to mingle with families as they prepare for next year’s transition.