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Young Hollywood Joins GIRL PREP To Empower Youth

The 3rd Annual Girl Prep Conference took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, CA today where the 2010 Faces Of Girl Prep were on hand to help inspire young girls to build self-confidence and find their voice within. The faces of Girl Prep combined a team of young powerful hollywood actresses to act as role models for todays youth, including Ashley Argota, Francia Raisa, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Amber Stevens, Maiara Walsh and Tamala Jones. Other celebrity supporters in attendance were Monique Coleman and Kym Whitley.

Girl Prep was created to motivate and enhance the abilities of young women; elicit open and safe interactive dialogue between facilitators and participants; empower the participants to make realistic self-assessments in their lives, and develop their goal-setting skills for personal, educations and professional achievement.

In a Perfect World served as the event’s title sponsor for the third year in a row. Other sponsors of Girl Prep Hollywood include Rossi Public Relations, Towanna Freeman & Associates, and Beyond the Balloon.

In a Perfect World inspires and empowers children to become compassionate, socially conscious and responsible leaders. For more information, please visit http://www.iapw.org

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Maiara Walsh: Interview with Dolce Vita

Maiara Walsh has also used her voice for good, dedicating her time to charities and causes she believes in. This past March she co-hosted Girl Prep, a youth conference sponsored by the In a Perfect World foundation and founded by the Young Women’s Empowerment Network. Workshops targeting self-esteem, leadership and youth activism were set up and 250 girls between the ages of 10 and 13 participated in the event. As a young woman working in image-driven Hollywood, Walsh identified with the girls. “I think self-esteem is important for everyone,” she says. “But I feel like the youth is so influenced right now by the media and the culture around them that they kind of forget what I think is important, which is valuing yourself and not needing to fit into this one image that most people can’t fit. They shouldn’t have to.”

Source:  Maiara Walsh: Bright Young Thing.

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