Hi! I’m Priscilla Guo, a senior at Hunter College High School in New York City.
I’ve always found it important to be a leader in my community. In 9th grade, I founded my high school’s UNICEF club. As President, I have led the club in national campaigns such as Trick-or-Treat UNICEF and the UNICEF Tap Project.
Last summer, I founded the Hunter Girl Up Club and headed the club as President. I am also a part of the New York City Girl Up Coalition. In October 2012, I co-presented the first Day of the Girl Proclamation at the Mayor’s Press Conference. My speech can be found here!
This year, I was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve as the only high school representative on the Youth Board. I work with leaders from business, academia, government, foundations, and community-based organizations to advise the Department of Youth and Community Development on the growth of youth programs.
I love to write. My voice as a writer would not be complete without a splash of humor. I am Editor-In-Chief of Chapter 11, my school’s satirical newspaper. I also enjoy reporting on real stories. I am a NYCAN Blogging Fellow, which means I research and write articles to reflect on the New York City education system from a student perspective and advocate for targeted education reform policies. I have been a mentee and a poetry ambassador for Girls Write Now for the past three years, where I am now entering my fourth and final year. You can read my e-book, which features the poetry I wrote and presented at the inaugural Lincoln Center Poetry Slam, here!
I am excited to join the Girl Up team as a Teen Advisor, and I hope you can join me in helping girls around the world reach their full potential.
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