“A pretty face with nothing to back it up is null and void”, according to PurposefullyPretty Inc. a nonprofit organization seeking to reach, teach and inspire young women to identify and pursue their purpose in life. Their goal is to teach them about beauty and the importance of having a purpose, by helping them become the inspirational and determined individuals they are destined to be.
Like any other teenager, many deal with insecurities and obstacles in their life. PurposefullyPretty founder, Diamond Craig and the PP team are women who have struggled with some to many of the same issues that young women face today. It is their desire to mentor, guide and inspire them to reach their personal and professional goals as well as overcome the various struggles that confront them.
PurposefullyPretty implements its mission through mentorships, community service, empowerment events, and the #IAmPurposefullyPretty workshop series. Through this workshop series, the PurposefullyPretty team travels to schools, libraries and other organizations that cater to young women; providing all the tools that they need to become the next generation of leaders and dedicated women. This workshop series gears itself towards young women between the ages of 11-18; to help them achieve their confidence and character necessary to pursue their goals and to acquire the tools needed. Therefore, by the end of the series, they have a better understanding of what their purpose is.
Some of the workshops apart from this series include ‘Identifying My Purpose’, ‘Radical Self Love’ ‘Social Media’, ‘Conflict Resolution’ and a host of others. They can also join the PurposefullyPretty organization, by becoming a registered member. Members benefit by establishing relationships and networking with all of its members. Purposefully Pretty has such great opportunities from prom makeover contest to summer leadership programs. They also collaborate with other organizations to focus on what young women are interested in!