Testimonial- Mrs. Gretchen Sasse, New London 5th and 6th grade counselor
“The True Beauty ladies and events have been extremely well received and impactful for the 5th & 6th grade students at the New London Intermediate Middle School. The activities provide a sense of belonging to a positive group. The younger ladies really look to the high school ladies to gauge their attitudes and behavior. Therefore, the positive and strong personalities of the True Beauty ladies give the young students pride and confidence in themselves and has increased their healthy choices. Having a Pen Pal has grown into a highly desired opportunity for the intermediate school students. The young ladies look forward to the special attention and opportunity to connect with the high school mentors. We are very appreciative and blessed to have the True Beauty program in our district.”
Testimonial- Peyton, New London Middle School Student
Pumpkin Painting, "This after school activity was very fun for all of the fifth and sixth graders who were there. I loved it for the reason of it being so diverse and all the high schoolers were so kind to us. I think that it was really important that everybody loved sharing their creation with the community. I think everyone was excited to find their pumpkin somewhere where their friends and family could see it. Everybody thought it was a creative club and enjoyed it. Thank you for all the fun we had."
Testimonial- Jessica Gregory, New London High School Junior
"True Beauty has positively influenced me in many ways, one being No Makeup Day. I started wearing makeup in eighth grade, and it substantially altered my mindset on what I thought “beauty” truly was. Makeup seemed to me as the way to make myself beautiful, and that without it, I wasn’t. Because of the standards society places on the importance of makeup, I greatly suffered from low confidence whenever I wasn’t adorned in a full face of it. Freshman year, I dreaded the coming of no makeup day because I could not bear the thought of being so vulnerable in front of 700 kids. I can imagine that many girls felt the same way, but No Makeup Day proved to be a very supportive and confidence boosting atmosphere. The positivity around school from students and teachers was inspiring, and no one feels out of place. After participating in such an inclusive day for the past three years, I have realized what beauty really is. It is not the makeup or clothes you wear, and not your appearance. Beauty is loving yourself and the skin you’re in. Through working with True Beauty and participating in No Makeup Day, I have become more comfortable with being the real me, as I imagine many others have too."