T.Collective x SEED Girls

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T.Collective x SEED Girls

We kicked off the fall season with T.Collective, a total-body workout class, to raise funds and awareness for our SEED Academy Girls.  SEED Professional Board Member, Thea Hughes, and T-Collective Founder led the group through a high-intensity class on a beautiful rooftop in Manhattan's West Village.

After the workout, participants enjoyed healthy and delicious plant-based protein shakes from Upwild, and fresh-faced portrait photographs by Anna Sian.

Together, more than 20 participants helped raise funds to support our SEED Girls and wrote some positive vibes to send to our students in Senegal.



Attendees wrote some positive vibes for our students in Senegal.

Bonjour les femmes! J'espère que vous allez bien et que vous travaillez fort! À Idy, Khouredia, Mactar et Malick, vous me manquez et je vous souhaite une belle saison! Aux SEED Girls, vous êtes des modèles pour les filles dans votre cartier, école, famille, et SEED rise. Continuez à travailler fort, communiquer, et vous fixer des objectifs à chaque jour! 
You inspire me!
Women are so powerful and our beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Find your strength and embrace it. I write to you as a mother, one who is aiming to teach my daughter how much she can do. Hold fast to your dreams my dears. You are in a special place where the opportunities are being opened to you. Just have to work hard and reach out and take them. Stay focused on the things you want, you can accomplish ALL things! 
My message to the girls of SEED is a quote that gets my day going every morning. Ray Kroc was notorious for saying it and he got it from the 30th US president Calvin Coolidge.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." In other words, never give up. Keep aiming and shooting and something is bound to hit your target. 
Ladies, you all are beautiful, resilient and thought-provoking leaders. Stand tall and united as each of you embody opportunity and grace. Keep inspiring the world, we need you! ;) Paz sempre, 
Each day move forward and grow not just as an individual but as a woman and know that because of that you are never alone. When things get hard, when you’re sad, discouraged, remember that others ache the way that you do. Hopefully you can find comfort in that and know that for every obstacle standing in your way, there are countless people willing to support you. We might seem far away, but I hope you know that you have women in NYC cheering for you loud and if you ever need anything — just let us know.