Teyonah Parris’ passion for the organization and its cause will be highlighted at the annual UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT in September 2016. Themed #ForTheLoveOfBlackGirls, this unique summit hosts 500, 11 to 18 year old black girls from the northeastern United States. The two-day event engages girls in conversations about the dynamics of being 'black and female' in America. 

Discovering who you are as a young woman is one of the most important steps in womanhood, and the UNIQUELY YOU organization is a wonderful support system and network for young girls – providing them with invaluable tools for self-awareness, identity, self-care and self-love. I am so happy to align my efforts with UYS as we continue to unapologetically serve black girls!
— TEYONAH PARRIS