Leslie Arroyo

Hi! My name is Leslie Arroyo and I’m currently a sophomore at University Preparatory School in Victorville, California.

After coming across Girl Up and realizing everything it stands for, I realized I needed and wanted to be a part of something this amazing. I decided to start the first ever Girl Up club in my area because I felt like my community definitely needed it and also, the nearest ones were more than an hour away. It wasn’t exactly easy to start up but my club has fortunately been really successful and has certainly been worth my while.

I can’t describe all the happiness I feel whenever I am at my meetings and I see all the boys and girls walk in excited and motivated to learn about new ways in which we can give back to our girls. We all want to make sure every girl is educated, healthy, safe, and of course valued. At school I am also part of the Interact, Key, and Spanish clubs. I also serve as Running’s club Vice President and I’m excited to say that we will be hosting runs next year in which all funds will go to Girl Up. In addition to this, I am also part of my school’s yearbook staff and in my free time I like to read, play soccer, and visit new places and learn new things.

I am beyond grateful for being given the opportunity of serving as a 2017-2018 Girl Up Teen Advisor and I cannot wait to begin this incredible journey along all the other amazing Teen Advisors! I cannot thank Girl Up enough for handing me this once in lifetime opportunity.