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- “She had a moment of surprise and excitement when she was on the phone with the Duke and Duchess,” says LWorks CEO Deborah Brutci. "She knew about them, she knew a lot - she followed Meghan's story quite a bit, so she was very excited to have the opportunity to talk to them."
When a teenage girl signed up for a virtual mentoring session, she was surprised to see Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on her screen!
To commemorate International Women's Day and Women's Story Month, Meghan and Harry urged others to "give free rein to acts of mercy," by posting proposals on their Archewell Foundation website. One idea was to "teach a teenage girl who navigates high school on her computer" - whom Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, took over as their fosterlings.
Through LWorks volunteer organization and I Have a Dream Foundation, which works to ensure that children have the opportunity to graduate, Meghan and Harry met a teenage girl who immediately recognized her mentors!
“She had a moment of surprise and excitement when she was on the phone with the Duke and Duchess,” says LWorks CEO Deborah Brutci. "She knew about them, she knew a lot - she followed Meghan's story quite a bit, so she was very excited to have the opportunity to talk to them."
Brutchi says the young girl was "truly touched" by the "compassion and wisdom" of Meghan and Harry.
“It was really important to her because they saw her potential in a few short minutes, which effectively eliminated the former teacher's earlier doubts,” she explains. "It was amazing how they were able to connect quickly and how their understanding in a short conversation really impacted her and will forever inspire her."
The teenager's conversation with Megan and Harry went beyond school hours.
“Was the conversation they had really about how you overcome difficulties in your life? And how do you stay true to your values? About experiences that are so close not only to ordinary young girls, but also to public figures, like the Duke and Duchess, who also went through it,”says Brutci.
Megan and Harry noticed that there were sunflowers in the young woman's room. After ringing, they sent her sunflowers with a gentle gesture, as well as an encouraging note.