About the event
98% of Girls feel pressure from external sources to look a certain way and 62% of girls are insecure about themselves.
Queen Academy will launch in
5 public and charter schools thru out Philadelphia Arear for this 2018-2019 year providing quality programing for over 500 young ladies ranging from the age off 12-18.
A Pop-Up Oueen Academy 1 Day Work Shop for the PAL Center.
A Two Week min-Summer Camp
And with projections to hit 20 middle and high school for the 2019-2020 school year.
Queen Academy is a two part personal development series seminar where young women will learn what it means to be a queen in today's society where women battle with self-respect, low self esteem and body image issues. This program was created for young ladies ages 12-18 to help assist in building positive self-esteem, self-assurance and overall wellness within themselves and their role in society. Where our founder "Reet" and creative team breaks down how to debunk and overcome becoming a victim of objectification and embrace her worth. Followed up by the Queen Ambassador Contest and a
Banquet to Induct Queen Ambassadors.
Why should you sponsor?
In today’s society, women face many different forms of gender oppression and discrimination, one being objectification. While objectification of women has been a social issue for years, the level of exploitation is at an all-time high. The portrayal and exploitation of women serves as an epidemic in way of dehumanizing females as a whole. According to objectification theory, the internalization of sexual objectification leads to constant self-monitoring, creating a state of self-consciousness that breeds feelings of shame and anxiety (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997). Newer studies support this assertion, finding that self-objectification is in fact correlated with higher rates of body shame and appearance anxiety (Augustus-Horvath & Tylka, 2009; Miles-McLean et al., 2015; Szymanski & Henning, 2007). The detriment of objectification reveals that females suffer from; low self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, expensive and potentially dangerous cosmetic and plastic surgeries, increased sexual and violent victimization, and profound lack of trust and feelings of personal and gender safety. The purpose of Queen Academy is to lay a foundation for each participant to evolve into confident, accomplished and successful women and debunk negative possible outcomes.
Alisha Willis, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is an innovator, social service coordinator, entrepreneur, along with many other hats such as wife, mother, and sister. Alisha realized early in life that she viewed the world much different than most. But like some, she attempted to run and hide from her gifts and talents which makes her who she is. Today, she promised herself to fully commit to being who she was designed to be. Her story of motherhood alone could be a book in itself, after being told her first born wouldn’t make it to full term and to see her thriving as a productive teenager today reminds her that anything is possible and her view on life will not be tamed by any form of a box. Her teaming with LADIDeclare has allowed her to take the skills she’s developed along the way from working as a social service coordinator to having her own business hosting events, owner of a mobile paint party company and most recent the launch of a home and office decor line a true voice. Alisha is very passionate about giving a voice to those who have come before her.
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