Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles® Joins Dove® in Helping Girls and Families Celebrate Self-Esteem

Oct 21, 2010, 19:40 ET from Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles

Girls Inc. Girls across the U.S. Participate in Confidence Building Activities as Part of First Nationwide Dove Self-Esteem Weekend

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  On Saturday, October 23, Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles will join with Hollywood NOW (National Organization for Women) at the Love Your Body Day event. Families are encouraged to bring girls to participate. There will be live entertainment, vendors and a "real women" fashion show. Love Your Body Day will take place on Saturday, October 23 at West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90069. Admission is free.

Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles, an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, joins Girls Inc. organizations across the United States in celebrating the inaugural Dove Self-Esteem Weekend.  From October 22-24, the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend unites individuals and girls' organizations to host self-esteem building events for the girls in their lives and in their communities, recognizing that everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in a young girl's self-esteem.

With this event, Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles aims to build girls' confidence, open communication within families, and demonstrate the importance of girls having a healthy and positive sense of self. Girls Inc. after-school and outreach programs reach 1,500 girls locally, empowering them to reach their full potential and become successful, confident women.

"We are pleased to partner with Dove and Hollywood NOW at the Love Your Body Day event to promote positive representations of real girls and women.  Girls Inc. is the premiere organization that helps all girls realize their potential and assert their rights," said Kathryn Seiffert, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles.

Girls Inc. is a partner in the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem, which invites all women to join Dove in creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. To learn more and download a free Girls Inc. self-esteem activity, visit www.girlsinc.org.   

About Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles

Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles, a program of Volunteers of America Los Angeles, is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, and a nationally recognized authority on girls concerns.  Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles has introduced innovative programs that are tailored to the geographical and diverse cultural dynamics of our region.  Local programs focus on teen pregnancy prevention, economic and financial literacy, college and career preparation, and leadership development.  

About Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada.  With local roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2009, Girls Inc. reached over 900,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications.

About Dove

Dove is committed to inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential by caring for themselves and each other. The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem invites all women to join the brand in creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. For more information visit www.dove.com, www.dovemovement.com or www.facebook.com/dove.

SOURCE Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles



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