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'Freeprenuers' empowering young women at Palm Beach Gardens event

Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 12:36:23-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A group of powerful young women are painting themselves a brighter future.

It was all thanks to a local non-profit.

Nakishia Freeman started the group "The Freeprenuers" who work to empower young ladies through various programs and activities.

“All girls are princesses. They just need to be empowered to live out their princess status. They can look back on these paintings, they paint today. They can carry these paintings to college, to their new home, to wherever and they can show their grandchildren what they did for 2020,” said Freeman.

On Saturday, it was all about painting their visions and dreams for 2020 at an event in Palm Beach Gardens called "Painting a Brighter 2020."

“If I wasn’t in this program, I would be doing the wrong things, and it just helped me stay on the right track not doing bad stuff,” said participant Paris Dixon.

Despite coming from difficult circumstances, most of the girls in the program manage to keep straight "A's" in school.