Unilever Helps Boost the Confidence of Duneland Club Members

By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Last Updated: October 28, 2014

UnileverAs one of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s new corporate partners, Unilever committed the time and volunteer service of employee Elizabeth Scharp to provide the Dove Self-Esteem Project to female Club members at the Duneland Unit. The Dove Self-Esteem Project’s purpose is to start conversations with young and teen girls about confidence. The Project includes topics of discussion such as: teasing and bullying, boosting self-esteem, friends and relationships, growing up and body image, and the role media plays on a young girl’s image and feelings about oneself.

“This workshop came at a great time for our Club members,” stated Joe Juarez, Unit Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Duneland Unit. “Our organization implements a national program titled SMART Girls which we operate on a weekly basis. The Dove Self-Esteem Project fits into the curriculum of our SMART Girls program nicely, emphasizing all of the topics that we cover in this national prevention program. We are grateful that Ms. Scharp from Unilever took time to provide this workshop to our girls. When people in the community, outside of our professional staff, come and talk to our members – it just reiterates to them that people really do care about their successful futures.”

Unilever is a new corporate sponsor and partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Their commitment to philanthropy includes not only financial support, but the resources of employee volunteer time. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County appreciates Unilever’s dedication to helping develop GREAT Futures for the youth of Porter County.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County:
For more than forty years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County ( enables young people to achieve GREAT futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four Club sites and nine Kidstop locations throughout Porter County serves nearly 5,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. When school is out, our Clubs are in! Learn more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County by contacting your local Club at (219) 464-7282, or by visiting,, and Great Futures Start HERE.