New app aims to boost self-esteem

A smartphone app that's in the works aims to help young people boost their self-esteem, and it's being created in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (2/23/14)

BROOKLYN - A smartphone app that's in the works aims to help young people boost their self-esteem, and it's being created in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The app is called "My Sister's Keeper," and it's designed for young people who may not have a strong support system at home.

A group of girls is getting help building the app from a local organization called Divas for Social Change. Diva Executive Director Clarisa James helped the girls raise money to create the app through a crowd-funding campaign.

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The app will feature videos of different girls asking questions about topics like self-love, family, relationships and race. The video will then cut to a woman giving an answer. Initially, all of the videos will be pre-recorded, but eventually, the group hopes users will submit their own questions.

The new app will be available on smartphone devices on March 28.

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