What is 24STRONG and what do we do? Take a look around our site to find out!
Lacey Koughan, now 18 years old, is the woman behind it all. Lacey created 24STRONG to offer girls her age and younger a safe and supportive space to learn, share and develop into the best versions of themselves that they can be. As a teenager, Lacey lived a very unique lifestyle. After opening her own dance school at age 16 and spending majority of her high school years outside of the classroom (learning independently) she was able to experience an incredible amount of networking and eye opening experiences. Lacey learned that there were so many incredible role models in the world that girls NEEDED to learn from and be inspired by.
The media often pays attention to women for negative reasons or reasons limited to physical appearance- they never share stories of the incredible, talented, dedicated and STRONG women that are KILLING IT in our world. Lacey started reaching out to women and girls who inspire her and asking them to do an interview for her new website- 24STRONG.
Before she knew it, Lacey had dozens of interviews done, had made so many new friends and had learned so much that she knew she had to do something to share all of this with other girls...... and voila- 24STRONG weekly sessions begun, workshops were planned, ambassadors were chosen and launch parties in different cities throughout Canada were set to go.
Throughout the development of 24STRONG, Lacey has discovered core values that she wishes to share through her programs, girls to become role models in their communities (on and offline) and has created a strategic, follow along program for teen girls to take part in.
Practicing yoga, meditation, mindful eating, mentorship, community involvement, creative expression, and raw conversation are just a few of the practices that have changed Lacey's life and she believes are healthy habits that every teen girl should also practice.
Lacey thrives off of meeting new girls and introducing them to 24STRONG. She is determined to guide every individual girl on the path to success- whatever that may be for them.
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