This week I’ve been able to meet many inspiring girls in Girl Up supported programs. Girls who were learning to read and write in these programs are empowered to learn about their rights and become leaders.
“When I was aware of my rights, I realized that I didn’t have to accept the violence anymore,” Hilda, one of the participants of Abriendo Opportunidads in Totopicatan shared with me.
I am so excited to be joining Girl Up on their observation trip to Guatemala. There are three things I look forward to most.
One of the highlights of Teen Advisor Weekend was a visit with six influential women who serve on the board of Women in Film, an organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential in the entertainment industry.
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Do Something Awards, a ceremony honoring the nation’s best, civic-minded youths who are making a difference in the world!
I recently had the amazing opportunity to host an Action Lab at a conference organized by the Women’s Funding Network. I was the only teen girl who participated.
Last week, I held the event that I had been dreaming about since I first applied to become a Teen Advisor. My friends entered the room bursting with excitement. First, they bought raffle tickets then wrote encouraging letters to girls in Malawi, Ethiopia, Liberia and Guatemala. They had the opportunity to meet and take a picture with our celebrity host, “Glee” cast member Max Adler.