In research performed by Dove, 6 out of 10 girls are concerned with the way they look, so they tend to opt-out of important activities, such as participating in extracurricular activities, visiting doctors, and even attending school. This anxiety about their looks can keep them from living life to its fullest. In addition, Dosomething.org found that 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities, like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. In a study performed by Harley Therapy, there has been an increase of self-esteem issues among boys, with up to half of male students thought to have a low body image.The problem is our children do not understand their self-worth, and it gets worse by generation because of social media and a decrease of positive outlets.
Founded in 2014, Love Thy Neighbor, Inc. became a pillar in which girls, boys, women and men of all walks of life can turn to for strength and guidance.
Twin sisters, Desiree and Camille, born in Montclair, CA, were raised in a religious household where they learned what it means to help and uplift the community. The sisters always had a passion for empowering and teaching adolescents and young adults in the community. Currently residing in Arizona, for over 20 years they have put their blood, sweat, and tears into uplifting those they can, though it was through love that helped them achieve that longevity.
With backgrounds in Early Childhood Education and Preschool development, between them they have 10+ years work experience in various school districts for grades ranging from K-8. On their downtime, the sisters referee and coach a variety of youth sports, are volunteers, foster parents, adoptive parents, mothers, and wives.
Desiree and Camille are excited to elevate and inspire more lives, and with the support of the community, they can guide our future generation to build something better for themselves.
Next, we will continue our path to provide these unique experiences to children, offering more ways for them to express themselves, to learn more about themselves, and to build within them the tools they need to succeed.
Our goal is to promote, to instill, and to build! We will promote hope and instill positive changes in youth and adults within our community through donating essential resources, volunteering in the community, and hosting empowerment events. This will build a stronger community and a more positive world.
A person’s individuality in this world is a powerful force. Together, that power can be unstoppable and a force to be reckoned with.