Kyra Campbell is a 17-year-old high school senior from Ashburn, Virginia. As a 2020-2021 Girl Up Coalition Leader, Campbell supports the advocacy and fundraising efforts of Girl Up Clubs in and around the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and helps organize events and projects supporting gender equality in her community.
As the founder and president for the past three years of Girl Up Stone Bridge, she now mentors the underclassmen administration to continue the work she has cultivated over the past years. As a leader, Campbell has organized initiatives against human trafficking in her community, educated her school community on the gender equality movement, and even raised over $2,000 for her local Abused Women's Shelter consistently for the past three years. While not leading her club, Campbell also works with her school's administration to educate staff on various issues that affect students, like mental health and including children with differing abilities. Through her work with Girl Up, she has been able to highlight issues relevant to her community.
Outside of her work with Girl Up, Campbell volunteers at Jill's house, a retreat for children with disabilities. As well as, organizes various initiatives for the special needs community at her high school, such as varsity track and basketball teams. Similarly, she serves as the Special Olympics of Virginia Youth Leadership Council President. Campbell also supports various mental health initiatives in Loudoun county, such as sources of Strength and working with LCPS student assistance services to destigmatize mental health.
Annabel Rose is a 17-year-old high school senior from Ellicott City, Maryland. As a 2021-2022 Girl Up Coalition Leader, Rose supports the advocacy and fundraising efforts of Girl Up Clubs in and around the DMV, and helps organize events and projects supporting gender equality in her community.
As the co-president of Centennial High School Girl Up, Rose recently organized a summit for middle and high schoolers with 70 attendees that educated girls on potential career paths and overcoming obstacles like sexism and imposter syndrome in the workplace. She also helped to plan a voter registration night and a book circle as last year’s DMV Coalition co-social media director.
Outside of her work with Girl Up, Rose interns at the Maryland State Senate and directs her county’s yearly hackathon. At school, she is co-captain of the dance team, recording secretary of the SGA, and vice president of the National Math Honor Society. She hopes to study computer science and economics in college.