Addison Trail students participate in S.H.E. Day event to focus on self-love, hope and empowerment

On Feb. 14, about 90 Addison Trail students who identify as female participated in a day of support and connection.

The event is called S.H.E. Day, which stands for Support one another, Honor each other and Evolve together. The theme of the day was “I Am Enough,” which focused on self-love, hope and empowerment.

S.H.E. Day is coordinated by Addison Trail Student Success Coordinator VaLarie Humphrey. During the event, Humphrey used a visual demonstration to show how life events and adversity don’t change/define your true inner value. Students then had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss a variety of topics with a “red table” panel of District 88 and Addison Trail administrators and staff members. The panel shared thoughts about relationships and respect, offered advice with regard to believing that “you are enough” and more.

To view a photo gallery from the event, see the images above.

Humphrey said the plan is to host similar events throughout the school year.