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Category Archives: Teen of the Month

Teen of the Month: New York’s Gargi

Written on April 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm, by

Gargi Purohit is an 11th grader at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria. She was born in India and has a strong passion for reading and theater arts.  She loves to act, sing, and dance. Already tenacious and active in her community, Gargi was unable to join Step Up programming until her junior year  Continue Reading »

Teen of the Month: Chicago’s Bianca

Written on March 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm, by

Bianca Villegas is a freshman at Carl Schurz High School. She is a straight-A student and a member of JROTC. She is a reserved and quiet girl, but through her time at Step Up, she has started to become more outgoing and confident in speaking her thoughts. When she first started with Step Up, she  Continue Reading »

Teen of the Month: Los Angeles’ Sabrina

Written on February 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm, by

Sabrina is a sophomore at Environmental Science and Technology High School in Los Angeles. Her confidence in herself and her identity has been a steady source of leadership for other teens in her class as they explore their visions for their futures. Though Sabrina is not the most outspoken person, when she speaks people listen  Continue Reading »

Teen of the Month: New York’s Rosalee

Written on January 8, 2014 at 12:21 am, by

Rosalee is a ninth grader at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn. Although Rosalee is new to Step Up, in the few months she has been involved, she has proven to be a dedicated member of the TYWLS Brooklyn program. Rosalee is a mature and engaging leader, and has motivated her fellow ninth graders and  Continue Reading »

Teen of the Month: Chicago’s Justus

Written on December 11, 2013 at 2:03 am, by

Justus is senior at Carl Schurz High School. She is on her way towards becoming a busy Step Up woman. As a member of the cheer squad, mock trial, student council and Step Up, Justus is committed to making an impact on the world. Justus was just accepted into her top choice college, Michigan State  Continue Reading »