Uniquely You Summit 2012

The 3rd Annual Uniquely You Summit will be held in less than one month and I couldn’t be more excited!! On September 15 and 16, middle and high school girls will gather at Philadelphia University for an uplifing weekend of sisterhood, encouragement and inspiration.

UYS has grown from an annual two day event to an outright movement, leading the charge to save our girls.

I don’t know how young people manage nowadays. There has always been teasing, even bullying, pressure to have sex, comparing yourself to others and being insecure..  but it is out of control today.  Images in the media are hypersexualized and the language has become vulgar.  Bullying has expanded from the playground to the internet and text.   No wonder 1 in 4 teens in a relationship (25%) say they have been called names, harassed, or put down by their partner through cell phones and texting according to the Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU) studies for Liz Claiborne Inc., Technology & Teen Dating Abuse Survey 2007 & Teen Dating Abuse Survey, 2006.

UYS is an answer to the ratchedness and foolishness.  A beacon of light in a world of darkness.  The baby of Shaleah Laché Sutton, UYS’s mission is to help black girls uniquely define, discover and become who they are.™

If you know (or are) a young lady interesting in attending or you want to help the cause, please visit www.uniquelyyousummit.org

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  1. This is an awesome initiative. As the parents of 2 daughters, my wife and I definitely see the value in this. Keep up the good work!!
    Should we contribute directly to the website listed in the blog or should we go through you???

  2. It is wonderful isn’t it. Donations can be made through the website (via PayPal).