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Category Archives: Teen of the Month

Teen of the Month: Los Angeles’ Susana

Written on September 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm, by

Susana is a senior at Environmental Science and Technology High School in Los Angeles. Weekly Step Up meetings are one of the highlights of her weeks, spending time with her Step Up sisters and having that positive space to be herself and discover her interests. This year, she plans to stick around once a week and  Continue Reading »

Teen of the Month: New York’s Kristen

Written on July 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm, by

Kristen Gordon is a recent high school graduate from The Young Women’s Leadership School  (TYWLS) in East Harlem. Kristen will be attending Spelman College in Atlanta in the fall and has been active in Step Up since her sophomore year of high school.  This year, Kristen has taken a leadership role in both Step Up  Continue Reading »

Teen of the Month: Chicago’s Luisa

Written on June 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm, by

Luisa “Lu”  Alvarado, is a 10th grader from Carl Schurz High School.   She is constantly demonstrating respect and interest in being a leader for her Step Up sisters.  During afterschool programming, there was an activity that required the girls to write positive words about each other.   Lu went out of her way to write a  Continue Reading »

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 »