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be bold.

be brilliant.

be you.


Adolescence is a time met with a cross roads of trying to fit in while simultaneously figuring out who they are, what makes them different, and who they want to become, a duality that sometimes breeds confusion, anxiety, and depression.   



our messaging is that this is ok and they aren’t alone while outfitting our young adults with the ability to understand and implement self-esteem and self-compassion.

is the ability to comfort        and soothe ourselves; to motivate ourselves with encouragement when we feel inferior or less than. 

       is a skill that is imperative for us to thrive with

love, creating healthier more honest relationships with ourselves and those around us.

what we do

Just Be You is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build teens self-confidence through self-compassion and self-love. Through workshops, school assemblies and motivational speakers, Just Be You focuses on the daily challenges of life as a modern teen, offering them a safe environment to be kind to themselves, share, learn and grow into their most confident self. The Just Be You team encourages and celebrates all levels of what it means to be bold, be brilliant, and just be you.

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our team


beth leonard

Founder & Chair of the Board

Beth attended the Citadel Clinical Counseling program and received a Masters in Psychology in Charleston, SC.  Creating a non-profit organization has always been the goal, being the catalyst for Beth to continue furthering her education.  She is focused on giving back to the community by helping those who want and desire the tools to unlock, inspire, and accept their full potential through self love, care, and compassion.





Austin attended Clemson University and received her BS in Business Management. A Charleston native, Austin has dedicated the last decade to non-profit work within the Charleston community. As the Director of Just Be You, she committed to bringing high quality speakers, programs and workshops to our students in an effort to encourage them to love and accept their uniques selves.


For more information,

please contact Beth at

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PO Box 516

Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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