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With all the drama that’s going on during this 2nd season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, it’s great to see at a lil bit of positivity. Former cast member, DeShawn Snow, who was booted from the show cause she was way too normal, recently held a free camp for young girls through her foundation, The DeShawn Snow Foundation:
For me, being a teenager was like being on a rollercoaster. There were bumps and swift turns and so many ups and downs that, at times, I worried about fitting in. I felt like I was always faced with tough decisions to make. I was torn between figuring out who I was and dealing with the many issues that teenagers face. As most teenage girls are, I was often preoccupied with what I wore, how I looked, and who my friends were. Then there were the stomach-turning butterflies I felt when I wondered how boys perceived me. An added obstacle, so I thought, was my wondering how my family and friends perceived me.
I established the DeShawn Snow Foundation to assist teenage girls who face challenges and roadblocks like I did. I believe that together we can make a difference and have a substantial impact in steering our teenage girls toward successful life paths. I want to be part of making a difference, so I have dedicated my life to empowering and enriching the lives of girls.
DeShawn through her foundation created the empowerment camp, a free camp for girls designed to aid in building self esteem to girls aged 11-17. The camp was held a few weeks ago and registration was totally free to the first 200 girls. Killer Mike, Sister2Sister’s Jamie Foster Brown and TV Anchor Dierdre Dukes were among the professionals invited to provide motivational guidance and encouragement to the youngsters. Check out a few flix:
DeShawn Snow Foundation Empowerment Camp participants.
Dierdre Dukes (Fox5) , Killer Mike & Jamie Foster-Brown(Sister2Sister)