Boost Confidence in Women and Girls!
As a project of the Confidence Coalition, the “You Make Me Smile” campaign is designed to brighten a woman or girl’s day and boost her confidence. It’s easy to do! Just select your method for delivering positivity (balloons, sticky notes, etc.), write confidence-boosting messages on them and hand them out to women and girls of all ages.
The campaign can be done at an event, on a college campus, at a mall, at a park, on the street or just about anywhere people are walking around. It’s also a great way to celebrate International Women’s Friendship Month in September or International Girls Day on Nov. 14!
Before you begin, take some time to come up with some messages to write on the handouts. Think of phrases that would lift your spirits, boost your confidence and make you smile. Here are some examples:
- You are beautiful – inside & out!
- Believe in yourself!
- You can do anything!
- Have a beautiful day!
- Anything is possible!
- Follow your dreams!
- You can change the world!
- Go confidently!
- You are worthy.
- Never give up!
- Your smile is beautiful!
- Dream BIG!
- You are awesome!
- You are smart!
“You Make Me Smile” Campaign Supplies
Include the Confidence Coalition web address—www.confidencecoalition.org—on your notes or balloons so people can find out more about joining the confidence movement!.
- Blue balloons
- Helium (You can get a small tank at a
local party supply store. This should be enough for 40-50 balloons.)
- Black or dark blue permanent markers to handwrite confidence
- Ribbon to tie balloons
- Printable Tags:
(Print out downloadable “You Make Me Smile” campaign tags at
- Scissors to cut out tags
- Hole punch
- Ribbon to tie tags to candy
- Pens or markers to
handwrite confidence messages
- Sticky Notes:
- Sticky notes
- Pens or markers to handwrite confidence messages
- A place to stick
the notes (public restroom mirrors, lockers, doors, etc.)
- Any number
of women and/or girls, a great attitude and a smile!