BEAUTIFUL ME…The Emma, Alyson, & Katie Hance Project
Beautiful Me is a self-esteem program designed to educate females by promoting appreciation for their genuine qualities, accurate self awareness, and the satisfaction of helping others.
There is a grim statistic we’d like to share with you: only 2% of women think they are beautiful.
Through Beautiful Me, the Hance Family Foundation can provide the education that is the antidote to this statistic! We have already reached over 20,000 participants with Beautiful Me’s effective lesson plans designed to teach females of all ages how to think positively and with assurance about their bodies, their skills, and their relationships with others.
In recent years, the need for stronger and more effective character education programs (encompassing the development of self-esteem, self-advocacy, self-confidence, leadership of females and the prevention of bullying) has received national attention. Beautiful Me strives to accomplish the goals set forth by our state legislatures and educational departments, as well as other thought leaders: “The Beautiful Me curriculum provides instruction and hands-on activities focusing on the wonderful attributes that make each female special–her strengths, talents, personality, and individuality.” – Beautiful Me: The Emma, Alyson, & Katie Project curriculum guide.
The mission of Beautiful Me is to extend the lessons Emma, Alyson, and Katie taught through their examples…that being comfortable with who you are makes you a better sister, daughter, and friend. We administer our program in three 1-hour sessions by a qualified teacher and/or mental health worker. Beautiful Me is not a self-help program. It is curriculum-based and has three tenets that improve self-esteem: to teach females to understand who they are, to teach females to appreciate their own skills and qualities, and to teach females to understand that there is gratification in helping others.
Our wish is to work together to expand our reach throughout the United States. Research states that a person with a healthy self-esteem is more resilient, is able to tackle new and greater challenges, and accepts responsibility for one’s own thoughts and actions. These traits make women better friends, better daughters, better colleagues and better for themselves.
Because of our amazing supporters, the Beautiful Me program poses no financial hardship to any female wishing to be a participant. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we are able to provide our program free of charge.
Beautiful Me is the start of a rich education that is crucial for continued skills building. Please help us reach more females with Beautiful Me.
Thank you for your commitment to this issue. We look forward to hearing from you.
Jackie & Warren Hance
Raising a Beautiful Child
In addition, the Hance Family Foundation proudly offers a two hour seminar for parents, educators, grandparents, caregivers and those entrusted with the privilege of caring for a girl entitled, Raising a Beautiful Girl. This seminar was designed to provide adults with practical tools that can be used to nurture and educate girls, while enhancing their self-esteem & coping skills. Raising a Beautiful Girl can be presented at your facility by Kate Tuffy, BCBA & Liz Munro, LCSW (creators of Beautiful Me).
If your organization would like to discuss the possibility of offering Beautiful Me and/or Raising a Beautiful Child in your school district or acute care facility, please email [email protected] or call 516-688-0055. We will be happy to schedule a meeting at your facility to discuss the programs further.
Beautiful Me currently travels to schools and towns to educate young females with the tools learned from Emma’s example, Alyson’s Art and Katie’s kindness. We’re reaching more and more locations all the time. Click the button below to see how far we’ve gone.See How Far We’ve Gone
"I loved going to Beautiful Me because it’s a class just for girls where I learned it’s ok and a good idea to make rules for my body. I liked the way I could say nice things about myself and no one thought I was bragging. I felt honest about myself. I like doing the art projects so I could express myself and my feelings."
Maddy - Participant (age 10)
"I think that Beautiful Me is different from other groups because it does two things every time–it honors Emma, Aly & Katie Hance by teaching other girls lessons through their real life examples. Emma, Aly & Katie were good, kind, & powerful girls who were treasured by the people that loved them. There is so much to learn from them. I can’t think of a better way to remember the girls and spread their light…"
"The other thing Beautiful Me does is give a gift to the girls that participate–how often do girls have the chance to learn more about their own strengths and then share that info with others? It’s so special to carve out time where others focus on YOU and remind you how unique you are… Beautiful Me teaches girls tools that they can use for the rest of their lives."
"I’m proud to be involved in this project & I remember each and every group I have ever taught."
Kate - Co-Creator/Teacher/Mother
"My daughter participated last summer and adored every moment. She keeps asking to do it again!"
Candace - Mother