Dance superstar Parris Goebel and her sisters helping build confidence in young South Auckland women

Star Kiwi choreographer Parris Goebel and her sisters Kendal and Narelle have launched a year-long mentoring programme for young South Auckland women.

Called Young Queens Camp, the project aims to build on the sisters' peer-mentoring programme.

Kendal Collins, co-founder of Sisters United with Parris and Narelle, won $100,000 support from The Vodafone Foundation.

Forty young women aged between 14 and 17 from Otahuhu College, Manurewa College and Auckland Girls Grammar are attending a three-day camp in Ngaruawahia to kick-start the programme.

Today they are attending workshops on body image and body confidence as well as participating in outdoor confidence courses.

The younger girls will be partnered up with an older one as a mentor, and the group will meet every two weeks over the course of the year.

Kendal Collins says the programme uses the spoken word, dance and art to explore ideas, and help young women discover their talents and find their voice.

After nailing the choreography for Justin Bieber and Rihanna, Goebel has worked with more music superstars.

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