Since July 2016 our community outreach has included participation in the Red White and Blue
Community event hosted by Corey Redvine in Massillon, OH. We donated prizes and a bouncy
house to this event. BeYoutiful Weirdo’s staff, volunteers and participants attended a Black
Lives Matter Rally, and the "
Calling All Young Women" empowerment event at Mount Calvary
Baptist Church in Massillon, OH. BeYoutiful Weirdo’s founder, Ke’Aunte Harris was one of the
guest speaker along with a BeYoutiful Weirdo program participant.
We’ve also hosted a craft
table at the Downtown Massillon Fun Fest, and
November 2016 attended the Links Luncheon,
where we were able to introduce our mentoring program and garner the interest of some
powerful women who supports BeYoutiful Weirdo’s expansion.
Our outreach effort helps with
recruitment and increases program visibility.
Group Session and mentoring
Since May 28, 2016 we’ve been hosting our group sessions at the YMCA on a bi-weekly basis.
Our sessions have been focused on girl talk, life skills, education planning, and self-
awareness/self-esteem building. BeYoutiful Weirdo participants have expressed, on several
occasions, they feel comfortable with sharing and receiving feedback during our sessions.
We’ve had discussions around the girls’ dream job and created a layout of what it would take to
achieve that goal. A discussion and activity that was taken from the book 7 Steps to Discover
Your Inner greatness, by Cyrus Harper.
Our participants receive mentoring in the form of getting assistance with completing college
applications, dress shopping, and creating vision boards. We also encourage our girls to be
physically active by implementing workout activities.
BeYoutiful Weirdo girls participates in ongoing workshops which promotes emotional
development and mentoring. Below are a list of those workshops:
Self-Image workshop with Barbra Jean
Crafting workshop with Kita featuring motivational speaker Joy Ellis
Self-Love and Goal Seeking workshop
In 2018 we held a spa day with the Mayors Assistant, Ms. Linda Benson, and started our anti-
bullying stories. At the beginning of the school year, our girls received “Happy Jars” to help motivate them