Building Teen Confidence and Self Esteem

Vivid Teen Programme Contents

The Vivid Teen programme looks at fashion, style, alongside dance and fitness to build self-esteem and confidence among young teen girls, typically aged 13-16.

“The purpose of Vivid Teen is to instil a strong sense of self and community amongst young females; using a combination of dance, fitness, and awareness of natural style and beauty.” – Corina Best

Find out what happened on our most recent Vivid Teen project. It’s all about using creativity to empower young females through dance, fitness, and awareness of natural style and beauty.

“It’s all about female empowerment” – Zara

“Vivid, for me, is about being present, being seen, and being able to stand up and be confident about yourself.”  – Corina Best

Watch videos of our Vivid Teen dance and fashion projects in Bushey and Borehamwood, Herts.

Teenage Girls’ Mental Health

and Wellbeing

In several international surveys, England is ranked last or second-to-last for children’s self-confidence and wellbeing, with girls’ confidence being significantly lower than that of boys. Teens aged 16 show the greatest signs of need. The wellbeing gender gap shows the need to boost female happiness and confidence about appearance, two areas in which they lag behind boys. Children’s Society Good Childhood Report (2016):

  • 1 in 7 (14%) Girls aged 10 to 15 are unhappy with their lives (11% of Boys)
  • 1 in 3 (34%) Girls are unhappy with their appearance (20% of Boys)