The 8th annual Beautiful Girls workshop got underway Thursday afternoon.

The goal of Nurturing Heart's two day seminar is for girls to ultimately become self-sufficient adults, build strong family units, and contribute back to their communities.

The workshop is designed for girls in middle and high school, and covers topics like inner beauty, healthy skin, positive lifestyle choices, financial literacy, and much more.

Day two of Beautiful Girls workshop continues Friday at the Jefferson Educational Society.

Interested girls can also join the 6 month positive self-esteem, healthy lifestyle, drug and alcohol prevention program, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January.

Beautiful Girls is a Nurturing Hearts program, designed by founder, Shawnta' Pullium Brown.