"Today was incredibly special," Keys said. "To be able to launch my partnership with FearlesslyGIRL in my hometown and to meet so many amazing young women was an unforgettable experience."
During the four-hour summit in her hometown, Keys met hundreds of young women who attend Rock Island High School. She hosted a question-and-answer session during which she shared her personal experiences with anti-bullying, building confidence, her relationship with fellow tennis players, and overcoming the pressure of being in the public eye. She also participated in group breakouts covering numerous topics relevant to young women today.
"I am so honored to be called a role model for young women and I take this role seriously as my goal is to help others through my own experiences and spread positivity.
"I want to thank my FearlesslyGIRL partner Kate and everyone at the Rock Island High School for making today possible. I look forward to keeping in touch with the young women I met today," said Keys.
Keys became an ambassador for the internationally recognized leadership organization earlier this fall. FearlesslyGIRL is dedicated to empowering a generation of young women as well as their schools and communities and is 100% girl-driven.
Check out the best photos from the event, courtesy of IMG and FearlesslyGIRL.