What could be better than spending a Saturday working at an event hosted by an organization that you feel passionate about? Nothing. This is exactly how Girl Up’s Teen Advisors got to spend their day on Jan. 15th —inspiring the girls and boys who joined us at the Boys and Girls Club in Washington, DC, to help girls in the developing countries. In the process, participants learned about the issues these girls face on a day-to-day basis.
This is the ultimate goal of a Girl Up pep rally: to motivate youth to share what they learn with their communities and encourage others to become involved in the campaign. That actually makes all of us Teen Advisors examples of “walking pep rallies,” because we, too, work within our communities to promote awareness of the issues impacting girls. But this philosophy isn’t limited to just the 17 of us. Anyone who takes the initiative to get his or her classmates, friends, teammates, or family involved can be considered a local ambassador for Girl Up.
Every teen can be an advisor in her own community. How will you become a walking pep rally?
To learn more about getting involved, check out Girl Up’s mobilization guide.