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MOTIVATION MONDAY | Who’s excited for September’s Challenge?! It’s the launch of our SWEAT MAKES CENTS campaign. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. While obesity rates have soared among all age groups in this country, obesity is a particularly grave concern for children. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood. During September, which is Child Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage students, educators, physicians, and parents to take a stand and fight back with jumping jacks. This year, you can help bring the message back to your state, city, school, workplace and home. The challenge is to complete at least 100 jumping jacks a day and challenge a friend or relative to do the same. Tag a friend who you want to do this with you. Repost to win BEATS BY DRE headphones! Ready, set, GO - please tag #SweatMakesCents and #PrettyGirlsSweat to enter or win. Learn more at TeenDiariesFoundation.Org or click the link in our bio!  (at TeenDiariesFoundation.org)

MOTIVATION MONDAY | Who’s excited for September’s Challenge?! It’s the launch of our SWEAT MAKES CENTS campaign. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. While obesity rates have soared among all age groups in this country, obesity is a particularly grave concern for children. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood. During September, which is Child Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage students, educators, physicians, and parents to take a stand and fight back with jumping jacks. This year, you can help bring the message back to your state, city, school, workplace and home. The challenge is to complete at least 100 jumping jacks a day and challenge a friend or relative to do the same. Tag a friend who you want to do this with you. Repost to win BEATS BY DRE headphones! Ready, set, GO - please tag #SweatMakesCents and #PrettyGirlsSweat to enter or win. Learn more at TeenDiariesFoundation.Org or click the link in our bio! (at TeenDiariesFoundation.org)

MOVEMENT CREATES CHANGE! The Teen Diaries Foundation’s main mission is to empower teen girls through career development and health education. After serving our community for 7 years with passion, social media outreach, and financial support from family and friends, we are proud to announce our first official fundraiser and child obesity awareness campaign. Help fight child obesity - and enjoy a fun workout with your peers. By doing jumping jacks to your favorite music, you’ll help raise money and awareness for child obesity month this September. Your fundraising, donations, and support helps teen girls nationwide get active! ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE! LEARN MORE: Click the link in bio! #SweatMakesCents #PrettyGirlsSweat #ChildObesity #ChildObesityAwareness

MEET THE TEAM! ZAMARA AMANKWAH (PGS Ambassador – Temple University) | Zamara Amankwah is an eager and energetic 19 year-old hailing from Plainfield, NJ. She is currently entering her Junior year at Temple University where she majors in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Public Relations. Zamara’s love for sports and exercise started from a young age when she took her first swimming class, Since then she has particpated in tennis, basketball, dance, swimming and track & field. When she is not in the gym, she loves hanging out with friends, going to concerts and staying involved on Temple’s campus. Zamara aspires to one day become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for a professional sports team. #PGSTempleU #templeuniversity #PGSonCampus #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! ZAMARA AMANKWAH (PGS Ambassador – Temple University) | Zamara Amankwah is an eager and energetic 19 year-old hailing from Plainfield, NJ. She is currently entering her Junior year at Temple University where she majors in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Public Relations. Zamara’s love for sports and exercise started from a young age when she took her first swimming class, Since then she has particpated in tennis, basketball, dance, swimming and track & field. When she is not in the gym, she loves hanging out with friends, going to concerts and staying involved on Temple’s campus. Zamara aspires to one day become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for a professional sports team. #PGSTempleU #templeuniversity #PGSonCampus #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! TAMARA HENDLEY (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | Tamara Hendley is a senior at Howard University, where she is studying Finance. She is originally from Detroit, Michigan. In addition to being a full-time student at Howard, Tamara interns part-time at the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and participates in a range of campus organizations all while maintaining a 3.89 grade point average. She has served as a mentor in the Project Dream BIG program, Volunteer Coordinator for the School of Business Student Council, Conference Coordinator for the National Council of Negro Women’s Height of Black Womanhood Conference, and is a member of the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program. Most recently, Tamara spent a semester abroad in Marseille, France studying at Kedge Business School. Upon graduation, Tamara plans to obtain a Master of Accountancy, become a CPA, and ultimately open a niche firm that specializes in financial consultation services for minority athletes and entertainers. #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! TAMARA HENDLEY (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | Tamara Hendley is a senior at Howard University, where she is studying Finance. She is originally from Detroit, Michigan. In addition to being a full-time student at Howard, Tamara interns part-time at the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and participates in a range of campus organizations all while maintaining a 3.89 grade point average. She has served as a mentor in the Project Dream BIG program, Volunteer Coordinator for the School of Business Student Council, Conference Coordinator for the National Council of Negro Women’s Height of Black Womanhood Conference, and is a member of the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program. Most recently, Tamara spent a semester abroad in Marseille, France studying at Kedge Business School. Upon graduation, Tamara plans to obtain a Master of Accountancy, become a CPA, and ultimately open a niche firm that specializes in financial consultation services for minority athletes and entertainers. #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! SYDNEE CARROLL (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | Sydnee Carroll is a 19 year-old, sophomore Dance Major with a minor in Arts Administration, at Howard University. Sydnee is from Summerville, South Carolina and grew up in a large southern family of eight. Sydnee is inspired by ballerina Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) and she hopes to one day dance for a professional ballet company and eventually own and operate a dance studio of her own with the purpose of catering to minority children who want to dance but cannot afford it. She finds personal strength in the words of wisdom provided to her by her mother; “A God given talent that is not used to help and uplift others is ultimately useless” and believes that her passion for dance best defines who she is because it motivates her to be the best person she can be every day. #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! SYDNEE CARROLL (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | Sydnee Carroll is a 19 year-old, sophomore Dance Major with a minor in Arts Administration, at Howard University. Sydnee is from Summerville, South Carolina and grew up in a large southern family of eight. Sydnee is inspired by ballerina Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) and she hopes to one day dance for a professional ballet company and eventually own and operate a dance studio of her own with the purpose of catering to minority children who want to dance but cannot afford it. She finds personal strength in the words of wisdom provided to her by her mother; “A God given talent that is not used to help and uplift others is ultimately useless” and believes that her passion for dance best defines who she is because it motivates her to be the best person she can be every day. #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! SHANICE HINES (PGS Ambassador – Hampton University) | Shanice Hines is a Senior at Hampton University. Her major is Psychology. Her favorite hobbies are working out, shopping and traveling. After college, Shanice plans on continuing her educational path by attending graduate school in hopes to becoming a Child Developmental Psychologist. #PGSHamptonU #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! SHANICE HINES (PGS Ambassador – Hampton University) | Shanice Hines is a Senior at Hampton University. Her major is Psychology. Her favorite hobbies are working out, shopping and traveling. After college, Shanice plans on continuing her educational path by attending graduate school in hopes to becoming a Child Developmental Psychologist. #PGSHamptonU #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! SARAH BROWN (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | Sarah K. Brown is a 20 year-old pursuing her B.B.A. in Supply Chain Management at Howard University with a 3.82 GPA. She is originally from League City (Greater Houston), Texas. This past semester Sarah was studying abroad in Shanghai, China at Fudan University. As the Howard University Nike Women’s College Running Brand Ambassador in her sophomore year, she completed her first half marathon and recruited other women from Howard to run as well. Sarah is also a part of the Howard University Women’s Flag Football team, whom has won numerous tournaments around the country. Entering in her final year at Howard University, Sarah’s newest endeavor will be representing Pretty Girls Sweat as one of Howard University’s College Brand Ambassadors. #Nike #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! SARAH BROWN (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | Sarah K. Brown is a 20 year-old pursuing her B.B.A. in Supply Chain Management at Howard University with a 3.82 GPA. She is originally from League City (Greater Houston), Texas. This past semester Sarah was studying abroad in Shanghai, China at Fudan University. As the Howard University Nike Women’s College Running Brand Ambassador in her sophomore year, she completed her first half marathon and recruited other women from Howard to run as well. Sarah is also a part of the Howard University Women’s Flag Football team, whom has won numerous tournaments around the country. Entering in her final year at Howard University, Sarah’s newest endeavor will be representing Pretty Girls Sweat as one of Howard University’s College Brand Ambassadors. #Nike #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! RAVEN BREWINGTON (PGS Ambassador – Temple University) | You can usually spot Raven’s curly fro bouncing around campus back and forth from work, studying, or the gym. If all else fails, her second home is in the Temple University Athletic Training room. As a rising senior, Raven is an Athletic Training major and Public Health minor. She is involved in a wide range of organizations on campus such as NAACP as the Health Chair and serves as the Vice President B.A.N.T.U. (Beautifully and Naturally Tangled Up), Temple University’s First Natural hair, Health & Beauty Organization empowering, educating and enhancing natural beauty. Raised in Elmont, NY and with family in South Carolina, Raven loves to take road trips and travel. She most recently studied abroad in Taiwan for Sports Medicine. Raven aspires to progress in the Sports Medicine field and become a College Professor. #PGSTempleU #templeuniversity #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! RAVEN BREWINGTON (PGS Ambassador – Temple University) | You can usually spot Raven’s curly fro bouncing around campus back and forth from work, studying, or the gym. If all else fails, her second home is in the Temple University Athletic Training room. As a rising senior, Raven is an Athletic Training major and Public Health minor. She is involved in a wide range of organizations on campus such as NAACP as the Health Chair and serves as the Vice President B.A.N.T.U. (Beautifully and Naturally Tangled Up), Temple University’s First Natural hair, Health & Beauty Organization empowering, educating and enhancing natural beauty. Raised in Elmont, NY and with family in South Carolina, Raven loves to take road trips and travel. She most recently studied abroad in Taiwan for Sports Medicine. Raven aspires to progress in the Sports Medicine field and become a College Professor. #PGSTempleU #templeuniversity #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! MAYA HAJJ (PGS Ambassador – Community College of Morris) | If she is not working, she is most likely doing the very thing she loves, Working out! Maya is usually found making a new vegan recipe, taking a run through town or jamming out to her favorite old school hip hop. As a sophomore at the County College of Morris, she is involved in the exercise science club and is an exercise physiology and nutrition major. Maya hopes to become a registered dietitian and a personal trainer. Her biggest goal is to own a nutrition/gym clinic to help those who want to reach their health goals and live a better life! #CCM #PGSCCM #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! MAYA HAJJ (PGS Ambassador – Community College of Morris) | If she is not working, she is most likely doing the very thing she loves, Working out! Maya is usually found making a new vegan recipe, taking a run through town or jamming out to her favorite old school hip hop. As a sophomore at the County College of Morris, she is involved in the exercise science club and is an exercise physiology and nutrition major. Maya hopes to become a registered dietitian and a personal trainer. Her biggest goal is to own a nutrition/gym clinic to help those who want to reach their health goals and live a better life! #CCM #PGSCCM #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! MACKENZIE HEFFERMAN (PGS Ambassador – Community College of Morris) | Mackenzie grew up in Sparta, NJ and lived there for 18 years. She plans to spend the rest of her life traveling for both business and pleasure. The 18 year-old student hopes to study a semester abroad, most likely in Spain. She loves to volunteer and stay busy by staying involved with Girls on the Run, Safety Village, Sparta Little League Cheerleading and now Pretty Girls Sweat! “I love to be active and I try to use any free time I have to work out and go outdoors!” She is very goal-oriented and hopes to achieve many accomplishments in her future.  #CCM #PGSCCM #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! MACKENZIE HEFFERMAN (PGS Ambassador – Community College of Morris) | Mackenzie grew up in Sparta, NJ and lived there for 18 years. She plans to spend the rest of her life traveling for both business and pleasure. The 18 year-old student hopes to study a semester abroad, most likely in Spain. She loves to volunteer and stay busy by staying involved with Girls on the Run, Safety Village, Sparta Little League Cheerleading and now Pretty Girls Sweat! “I love to be active and I try to use any free time I have to work out and go outdoors!” She is very goal-oriented and hopes to achieve many accomplishments in her future. #CCM #PGSCCM #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! KYAZAH “KAI” DAVID (PGS Ambassador – Fisk University) | Kyazah David is a sophomore majoring in Biology/Pre-Medicine at the illustrious Fisk University. She is set to graduate in 2017 and then hopes to attend Medical school following. Hailing from Mount Vernon, NY she set out to the Music City, Nashville, TN and stopped at the historic landmark the Jubilee Singers created, Fisk University. When she’s not in the library studying, she is styling her hair or her wardrobe. She also loves to serve her community. As she remembered in her younger days, she always had the passion to help people. “I want to be a doctor so I can fix you,” she would tell her parents. #PGSonCampus #PGSFiskU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! KYAZAH “KAI” DAVID (PGS Ambassador – Fisk University) | Kyazah David is a sophomore majoring in Biology/Pre-Medicine at the illustrious Fisk University. She is set to graduate in 2017 and then hopes to attend Medical school following. Hailing from Mount Vernon, NY she set out to the Music City, Nashville, TN and stopped at the historic landmark the Jubilee Singers created, Fisk University. When she’s not in the library studying, she is styling her hair or her wardrobe. She also loves to serve her community. As she remembered in her younger days, she always had the passion to help people. “I want to be a doctor so I can fix you,” she would tell her parents. #PGSonCampus #PGSFiskU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! KAYLA HOLLAND (PGS Ambassador – University at Buffalo) | Kayla Holland is a 19 year-old sophomore at University at Buffalo from Hempstead, Long Island. She is a twin and loves swimming. Kayla swam competitively on the swimming/diving team as a freshman at her previous institution SUNY Purchase College. She has been a vegetarian for the last 4 years and nutrition enthusiast ever since. #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #UB #PGSBuffalo #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! KAYLA HOLLAND (PGS Ambassador – University at Buffalo) | Kayla Holland is a 19 year-old sophomore at University at Buffalo from Hempstead, Long Island. She is a twin and loves swimming. Kayla swam competitively on the swimming/diving team as a freshman at her previous institution SUNY Purchase College. She has been a vegetarian for the last 4 years and nutrition enthusiast ever since. #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #UB #PGSBuffalo #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! JESSICA BAIN (PGS Ambassador – University at Buffalo) | When she’s not binge watching episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm or listening to Marvin Gaye, Jessica can often be found picking out her afro, randomly dancing or running for the bus-in that order. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, from which she takes a great deal of inspiration. As a sophomore at the University at Buffalo, she is involved in a variety of organizations on campus, most prominently in the Caribbean Student Association and the dance team. Coming from a diverse background with family from the beautiful country of Belize and the spice island of Grenada she enjoys learning about different cultures through their history, music and cuisine. One of her biggest goals in life is to be able to comfortably stamp her passport at least once a year. #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #UB #PGSBuffalo #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! JESSICA BAIN (PGS Ambassador – University at Buffalo) | When she’s not binge watching episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm or listening to Marvin Gaye, Jessica can often be found picking out her afro, randomly dancing or running for the bus-in that order. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, from which she takes a great deal of inspiration. As a sophomore at the University at Buffalo, she is involved in a variety of organizations on campus, most prominently in the Caribbean Student Association and the dance team. Coming from a diverse background with family from the beautiful country of Belize and the spice island of Grenada she enjoys learning about different cultures through their history, music and cuisine. One of her biggest goals in life is to be able to comfortably stamp her passport at least once a year. #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #UB #PGSBuffalo #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! GEMILATH MAMA (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | An avid music listener and aspiring songwriter, Gemilath hopes to one day create her own genre with her passion to create music. She was born and raised in the beautiful town of Mansfield Connecticut and has now taken to the streets of Washington, DC, where she attends Howard University. As a rising sophomore at Howard, she is involved with her school’s music groups and is a mentor to her friends and colleagues when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. As a future songwriter, Gemilath also strives to own her own production business so that she can help others to thrive in their creativity and inspire people to dream big! #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! GEMILATH MAMA (PGS Ambassador – Howard University) | An avid music listener and aspiring songwriter, Gemilath hopes to one day create her own genre with her passion to create music. She was born and raised in the beautiful town of Mansfield Connecticut and has now taken to the streets of Washington, DC, where she attends Howard University. As a rising sophomore at Howard, she is involved with her school’s music groups and is a mentor to her friends and colleagues when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. As a future songwriter, Gemilath also strives to own her own production business so that she can help others to thrive in their creativity and inspire people to dream big! #HowardUniversity #HU #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #PGSonCampus | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! ANDREA COX (PGS Ambassador – Temple University) | Andréa is a 21-year-old senior at Temple University. She is a Kinesiology major with a minor is Healthcare Management. Her favorite ways to break a sweat are running, dancing, and attending cycling classes! Allyson Felix (@af85), @JeanetteJenkins, and @AngelaSimmons are among her favorite fitness inspirations! She aspires to become a physical therapist and own a successful health and wellness franchise! She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. #AKA #AlphaKappaAlpha #PGSTempleU #templeuniversity #PGSonCampus #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)

MEET THE TEAM! ANDREA COX (PGS Ambassador – Temple University) | Andréa is a 21-year-old senior at Temple University. She is a Kinesiology major with a minor is Healthcare Management. Her favorite ways to break a sweat are running, dancing, and attending cycling classes! Allyson Felix (@af85), @JeanetteJenkins, and @AngelaSimmons are among her favorite fitness inspirations! She aspires to become a physical therapist and own a successful health and wellness franchise! She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. #AKA #AlphaKappaAlpha #PGSTempleU #templeuniversity #PGSonCampus #PGSambassador #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS | Graphic Design by: Ari Melenciano, 21 (@ciazajira)