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Teen Self-Esteem Day a great success

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Teen Self-Esteem Day a great success Lincoln High School girls had a rare treat March 24 when Soroptimist International of Lincoln, in conjunction with the school, held a fun-filled Teen Esteem Day at McBean Park Pavilion. A black-belt karate instructor, a community police officer and a young graduate student/mother inspired the 135 young women attending. Each presenter followed a common thread of safe dating, positive choices and how to change the negative into the positive. Sheila O’Mara of Speakers With Spark from Kentucky was the keynote speaker. O’Mara said that greatness can be defined as the positive influence we have on others and that high self-esteem leads to a happier and more productive life. Teen Esteem Day was organized to help young women achieve greatness, raise levels of self-esteem and learn new ways of thinking, together with emotional and behavior skills. The Lincoln Community Foundation presented Soroptimist International of Lincoln with a $1,500 grant in January, which jump-started the event. Soroptimist International’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls, locally and globally. For information about holding a similar event or about Soroptimist International of Lincoln, contact Elaine Giamona at egiamona@re4u.net.