Meet Shalee Forney..She's Pretty Smart!

For the longest women and girls have had to convince society that we CAN be both intelligent and beautiful. That is exactly why The She is Me Program, Inc™ has launched the
Pretty Smart Campaign™.

Meet Shalee Forney...

SIMP: During your time at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, what is one of the biggest lessons your learned about college?
SF: One of the biggest lessons I learned about college while being at UNC-G was the value of diversity. Looking around and seeing a very diverse community made you appreciate life more. Some of us are used to being confined within our own communities, but college allows you to broaden your horizons. I learned that the world is not black and white, but multicolored. It has became something that I have grown to appreciate. I can say that it prepared me for the real world.

SIMP: Tell us about the work you do with Project Tomorrow?
SF: Project Tomorrow will consist of preparing young people for a tomorrow by instilling HOPE for a tomorrow. Some have grown to believe in having to become a product of their environments and do not believe in a tomorrow. My goal is to give them something to look forward to and to encourage them to believe in a tomorrow. Whether we are here or not, tomorrow will come. By doing so, there will be an encouragement for education, intense mentoring, volunteering, "after-high school" programs, and work related training. Things that will give young people courage and ways to look forward for tomorrow and how to prepare for their future.

SIMP: What do you think makes young women "Pretty Smart"?
SF: I think the inner-man or in this case, the inner -"woman" makes a woman pretty smart. Being a beautiful person on the inside first and having a heart to serve and help others. Also, having a drive and motivation to pursue anything that you set your mind to.