Source: News & Record

The I Am A Queen’s teen empowerment summit has teen girls stand in front of the mirror and say three things about themselves that are positive. For some, that isn’t easy.

“She wouldn’t let me sit down,” Cayden Neal said. “I really didn’t see anything good.”

Alana Allen is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit, and she says there are many like Cayden.

“She would always whisper and try to hide in the back,” Allen said. “I had to work with her on breaking out of her shell by using affirmations and pushing her to grow into a leader.”

This year the program is going virtual and will feature a number of guest speakers, including Guilford Superior Court Judge Lora Cubbage. The conference participants get a 90-day planner that will help the girls plan out their goals.

Cayden has gained confidence since her time at the summit and is starting to work toward some of her unrealized goals.

“Now, I’m able to look in the mirror and say, ‘Hey you!’”
Read the full story from the Greensboro News & Record.