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Edmonton youth targeted for "beautiful" program

Beauty is more than skin deep is the message local organizers of Beautiful ME are hoping to share with a group of at risk and vulnerable Edmonton teens.

After launching the Beautiful ME program three years ago, as a way to give back to her community, organizer Shelia Chisholm called the workshop an opportunity to give 25 teens a chance to discover the best version of themselves.

“We offer them an opportunity for them to experience themselves differently, so they are looking for what it is about themselves that is beautiful internally and externally,” Chisholm said.

Open to all youth in the Edmonton area between 13 and 17 years old, the day features volunteer hair and makeup artists, along with local photographers who capture the participants at the end of the makeover.

Former Olympic figure skate Jamie Sale, who participated in the initiative last year, called Beautiful ME an opportunity to find common ground with teens.

“I met with all the girls and watched them go through all their transformations,” she said.

Beautiful ME is slated for April 27 at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert.

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