Consejeras adolescentes

At Girl Up, Teen Advisors are leading Girl Up’s “by girls, for girls” movement, carrying out advocacy goals, providing feedback on our strategy and energizing others to take action for girls around the world.

¿Quiénes son las consejeras adolescentes de Girl Up?

The Teen Advisor program exemplifies Girl Up’s core value of being girl-led and girl-driven. Composed of a widely diverse group of teenage girls, Teen Advisors are passionate changemakers who together spread and fuel Girl Up’s work. Teen Advisors are central to all Girl Up decision-making by advising on strategy and serve as leading voices for our work to advance global gender equality. Para respaldar a las consejeras adolescentes en esta tarea, Girl Up proporciona capacitaciones basadas en habilidades, oportunidades de desarrollo profesional, aprendizaje práctico y, lo que es más importante, relaciones personales con el equipo.

Since the first Teen Advisor class began in 2010, more than 136 girls have developed their leadership skills through this global program. Collectively, Girl Up Teen Advisors have raised more than $500,000, completed more than 7,000 hours of service, hosted hundreds of events in their communities around the world and performed more than 500 advocacy actions at local, national, and global levels.

Conoce a las consejeras adolescentes de Girl Up del grupo 2018-2019:

Proceso de solicitud:

Every January, Girl Up opens the first round of applications to self-identified teen girls who are ready and excited to change the world. Girl Up selects girls from the first round and invites them to an interview process for the second round. Girl Up notifies the new class of Teen Advisors in mid-April. Las consejeras adolescentes se desempeñan como tales durante un año a partir del 1.º de junio.

The 2019-2020 Girl Up Teen Advisor application consists of an online application answering the below essay questions and a video submission. In addition, a letter of recommendation with the subject line Teen Advisor Application Recommendation Letter_Last Name_First Name must also be submitted to for an application to be considered complete. Only complete applications submitted by 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2019 will be considered.

Essay questions:

  1. Please explain your involvement with Girl Up to date (250 words)
  2. Serving as a Girl Up Teen Advisor requires a significant time commitment. We value well-rounded applicants and bringing your full self to the program. Please list any other commitments/activities/clubs etc. that will occupy your time next year (June 1, 2019 – May 30, 2020) (75 words)
  3. Many inequalities exist in our backyards. With a gender lens, what is one local social justice issue that speaks to you? Share your ideas on how you would address it (with the help of others of course!). Why is it important to fight for this issue in your community and around the world (300 words)
  4. Champions are celebrities, athletes, activists, etc. who help spread awareness on behalf of Girl Up. Who would you like to see as a Girl Up Champion and why? (200 words)
  5. What event would you like to plan and execute during your Teen Advisor tenure? Please list out your goals and the steps of action you would take (250 words)
  6. Describe the community you grew up in and how it influenced you, your upbringings, values, experiences, etc. Girl Up is committed to diversity and inclusion in all forms and respects all of our supporters’ complex and varying identities (300 words)
  7. Girl Up gets hundreds of applications for the Teen Advisory Board, and while everyone is a total #girlhero, what makes you stand out from the rest and why? Think about what you would like to gain from the Teen Advisor program (300 words)
  8. VIDEO: In a ONE minute video, please record yourself answering the following questions: A) What is one word that represents the power of girls? B) What issue do you care about the most and how will you use your Teen Advisor tenure to address it? Be ready to provide a link to your video.


  • 23 de enero: Se abre la primera ronda de solicitudes.
  • 18 de febrero: Application closes.
  • March: Se notifica a las solicitantes la decisión de Girl Up sobre la primera ronda. Those selected will receive Second Round application interview instructions.
  • April: Se seleccionan las consejeras adolescentes y se notifica la decisión final.
  • 1.º de junio: Comienzan las actividades del nuevo grupo de consejeras adolescentes.

Requisitos para la solicitud:

**Applications are open to self-identified girls from around the world.

  • Deben estar ingresando a un grado equivalente a lo que en Estados Unidos sería de 9.º a 12.º grado.
  • Deben mostrar cierto nivel de madurez, sensibilidad cultural y disposición para aprender sobre diferentes culturas.
  • Deben estar comprometidas con el empoderamiento de mujeres y niñas.
  • Deben poseer sólidas habilidades de liderazgo y demostrar motivación en convertirse en ciudadanas con mentalidad global a través de conversaciones significativas, aprendizaje y acciones en sus comunidades y escuelas.
  • Have knowledge of and passion for Girl Up’s mission and vision for gender equality around the world
  • Deben poder cumplir con todas las responsabilidades de las consejeras adolescentes que se detallan a continuación.

Responsabilidades de las consejeras adolescentes

  • Estar presentes y participar activamente en llamadas y seminarios mensuales (programados el segundo domingo de cada mes) y prepararse para ellos.
  • Attend mandatory in-person meetings — one during the annual Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. (July 15-17) and two additional trainings between September – November 2019 and in early 2020.
  • Comenzar o liderar un Club Girl Up en tu escuela o la comunidad que la rodea.
  • Contribuir de manera regular en la Comunidad Girl Up, un centro en línea para los Clubes y Campus Girl Up.
  • Representar a Girl Up en los medios de comunicación o en eventos en sus comunidades.

Oportunidades para las consejeras adolescentes

  • Advise Girl Up on organizational strategy
  • Oportunidad de ver Girl Up “desde adentro” mediante una comunicación constante con el equipo y, lo que es más importante, la construcción de relaciones personales.
  • Capacitaciones intensivas basadas en habilidades, oportunidades de desarrollo profesional y aprendizaje práctico.
  • Access to a global network of like-minded peers
  • Access to experts in their fields, including United Nations speakers
  • Opportunity and financial support to attend special events and conferences


  • Teen Advisor Applications are now closed.

“Si aprendí algo al desempeñarme como consejera adolescente de Girl Up, es que las jóvenes son poderosas por su cuenta, pero imparables cuando trabajan juntas. Encontré una familia y una hermandad de mujeres fuertes, inteligentes y ambiciosas en esta comunidad, y ellas me motivan todos los días para hacerme oír, defender mis posturas y liderar mejor”. Amy Gong Liu, grupo de 2014-2015

**Girl Up ha asumido el compromiso de buscar y mantener un grupo de consejeras adolescentes inclusivo y culturalmente diverso. Se invita especialmente a participar a solicitantes de sectores con poca representación en lo que respecta a raza/etnia, nacionalidad, nivel socioeconómico, orientación sexual, identidad de género, capacidad, religión, etc.