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Call to Action: Support Youth Self-Esteem this Giving Tuesday! 

We're counting on you to help us bring plays, workshops & camps to youth to promote self-esteem, body positivity, and eating disorder awareness.

Donation link HERE.

We are currently raising funds to both meet our monthly expenses and to build our in-school programs as we go into 2024. Funds will also go towards a continuing effort to support our summer sleepaway camp.

Recently, we were honored to have our camp featured in the NY Times. Link here. 

Please consider a donation today in support of our programs! 

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Help us raise funds for Summer Camp! 

Fundraising link found HERE.

Camp Realize Your Beauty is in need of your support! This year, due to an unprecedented number of scholarship requests, as well as rising operating costs, we are in urgent need of funding to meet our costs for this summer's camp, as well as to secure the deposit for 2024's camp.

Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Camp RYB offers a unique summer theatre camp experience. Theatre classes & traditional camp activities- such as campfire circles, archery, and nature walks- are…

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To the Members of the Academy of Pediatrics 

As a member of the Collaborative of Eating Disorders Organizations (CEDO), Realize Your Beauty strongly opposes the new clinical guidelines introduced by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We do not support intentional weight loss in children via the methods included in the guidelines, especially the recommendation of bariatric surgery and pharmaceutical products for children. 

The AAP’s guidelines for childhood “obesity” are harmful, may increase or exacerbate eating disorders or disordered eating…

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Giving Tuesday! 

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to support Realize Your Beauty as we revitalize and reimagine our programs to meet the pressing mental health needs of young people across the country. 

Realize Your Beauty is almost entirely volunteer run, and with more than 2,200 volunteer hours per year, we are hard at work to promote self-esteem, positive body image, and eating disorder awareness to youth through theatre arts. 

Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us to empower young…

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Thank you, See Beautiful!! 

We are very proud to announce we are the recipients of a $500 Grant Award from the incredible philanthropic company See Beautiful!

See Beautiful has supported our mission from the very beginning and we are so very grateful. The funds will be used to sustain our operating costs, which is incredibly helpful.

If you would like to support their company, please consider making a purchase of one of the beautiful items from their website: SHOP

THANK YOU See Beautiful!!

*Image courtesy of See Beautiful's…

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Update from RYB Ambassador, Clara Nascimento! 

Hello My name is Clara Nascimento. I was crowned as a Miss Kingston Outstanding Teen in June 2022. I'm really excited to start my school year as a senior and also expand my platform every body is a beautiful body. I truly believe that everybody deserves to be loved and supported by our society and by others in terms of their body type!I am so exited to work with Realize Your Beauty to fundraise and bring awareness to body image issues!


Welcome RYB Ambassador Clara Nascimento! 

We are thrilled to welcome Clara Nascimento as Realize Your Beauty's newest Ambassador! 

Clara is a High School Junior from Nashua NH and is Miss Liberty’s Outstanding Teen within the New Hampshire’s Scholarship Program.  

Her passion is to educate, inspire and remind children and adults through body positivity that they can and should love themselves. 

She is honored to be joining Realize Your Beauty as an Ambassador and looks forward to working with children to love their bodies.

To find out more…

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Annual Fundraiser - 2020 

What a year this has been for all of us. With schools remote, summer camps cancelled, and youth groups on hold or meeting virtually, we, along with many other youth non-profits, have had to rethink our programs and our outreach. But one thing is for sure: youth outreach programs are needed now more than ever.

Feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and depression are rising in young people. We are hard at work behind the scenes redesigning our programs to meet students where they're at now, both…

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Diets Are Canceled!! #NoDietDay 

May 6th marks the NEDA Network’s second national #NoDietDay social media campaign to encourage the rejection of diet culture! This movement promotes fighting back against the shame associated with society's standards of beauty and respect for all body shapes and sizes.

We invite you to join us in promoting healthy relationships with food, movement, and body image!

Take the pledge and find out more HERE!