The Andrew Young YMCA in Atlanta was the central meeting point for recording artists Keri Hilson, the OMG Girlz, Havok Jones and others in the sports field for the Pretty Girls Sweat event on Saturday, September 27. It was a team effort to promote, inspire and motivate young girls to become more physically active in sports and self-esteem exercises.
Community movement in action
Speaking of teams, the Pretty Girls Sweat movement and event is a product of Teen Diaries Foundation which is dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls nationwide. The show of support from the community and sports professionals added to the success of the event. Also in the crowd were Fred Williams of the Tulsa Shock with his wife Bo Talley-Williams, Rusha Brown (WNBA Vet/Pres. & Founder of the Women’s Professional Basketball Alumni Association), the Teen Angels Rock Society, Aeshia DeVore Branch and Nicole Johnson Roberson of Teen Diaries, and the Double Dutch Aerobics organization.
While the OMG Girls gave a great presentation to the crowd of teens, the anticipation and presence of Keri Hilson was the highlight of the afternoon. She gave a really good motivational and inspirational talk about the merits of being physically in shape, emphasizing that sweating is a good thing because it tends to enhance the active part of their lives. Her many points came back to the fact that boys should not be the only people who should participate in sports. Afterwards, everybody in the gym participated in the physical activities that should be part of their daily routines.
As an organization, Teen Diaries is actually much more than the Pretty Girls Sweat movement. Its basic core is to promote self-empowerment for young girls in the media industry. For more information, go to teendiariesfoundation.org and also:
Twitter @teendiaries and @prettygirlsweat,
Facebook /teendiariesonline and /prettygirlssweat
Instagram @teen_diaries and @prettygirlssweat
YouTube /teendiaries and /prettygirlssweat