"You Are Beautiful" project encourages students

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URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Students are getting a little push of self confidence as they head back to school thanks to a new art installation.

"You Are Beautiful" installations started in Chicago, and now, Campus Middle School for Girls is using it to encourage their students. 

The fence on Webber St. outside the school has the phrase "You Are Beautiful" with bright colors, the News Gazette reports.

45 students helped created the fence message for their year-long art project.

Students split into groups and decorated each wooden letter for the sign.

After the sign went up in the spring, the letter "Y" was stolen. The students worked quickly and made a replacement.

Students said the sign is empowering and makes them feel good.

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