B.E. A. S.H.E.R.O. Foundation Teen Board
The Teen Board is the connection between the Founding Executive Board and our target group of young women. As community minded teenagers, we guide the adults through the complex maze of a teenager’s head, help them see the world through youthful and energetic eyes, and we bring fresh ideas and up-to- date solutions to B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation.
We have the power to connect more intimately with our peers through the power of friendship and acceptance; we give a sense of comfort that we sometimes cannot get from adults. Through the connections and relationships building with our peers we are effectively able to help accomplish B.E.A.S.H.E.R.O.’s mission to support, sustain and empower young girls and women under the age of 25 who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, and exploited. The Teen Board is always looking for opportunities to serve and connect with other teens, collaborating with them in making the world a happier and safer place for all young women.
Teen Board Members
Hi my name is Jasmin, I am an 8th grader. I am 14 years old, and I am very excited to be the director of social media for B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. I really enjoy helping people with whatever they may need. I like to say I am very creative with a lot of things. My super hero I picked is Wonder Woman; the reason I chose her was because she is very determined, brave, caring. And most importantly a fierce warrior!
I’m Jada and I’m a sophomore. My role in B.E. A S.H.E.R.O teen board is the Executive Director. In my free time I mostly like to dance, watch movies, hangout with fiends, and do makeup. I love traveling to different places and learning about other cultures, one day I hope to travel across the world and possibly learn a new language. B.E. A S.H.E.R.O is so important to me because I’ve never seen an organization like this and everything we do with them goes to a good cause.
My name is Karissa and I am a sophomore in high school. For most of my life, I have been focused on ballet but have also recently found a new passion for painting. I am honored and excited to serve as the Director of Events for the Be A S.H.E.R.O Foundation. I love this organization because it supports and brings awareness about women who have been abused, abandoned, or exploited. I hope that I will be able to make an impact to help empower other girls to be more confident in themselves. My Super SHERO is my mom, who is a two-time cancer survivor. By example, she teaches me every day the importance of helping others in need. I am also inspired by Audrey Hepburn, as she embodies the spirit of a Super SHERO. My favorite quote from her is “Nothing is impossible, the world itself says ‘I’m possible!’” I hope to exemplify this and work with the Be A S.H.E.R.O Foundation to make everything POSSIBLE.
My name is Lyra. I’m an eighth grader. My passion is swimming, but lately I’ve been getting into archery. I am the Director of Communications on the Teen Board. My pronouns are They/Them and I’m queer. I joined the B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation after I met the founder of this lovely organization at a dinner party and she told me all about what SHERO does, and I decided that I wanted to try and make the world a better place. In my free time I hang out with my friends, watch cartoons, and bake. If I were a superhero I would be Wasp because in the original Marvel Comics she helped discover Captain America and helped found the Avengers which is pretty cool!
Founding Teen Board Members
Jannah is a Taiwanese American who reads, writes, and speaks fluent English, Chinese, and Taiwanese. She loves the great outdoors and going on epic camping road trips. Jannah is a filmmaker who believes in the power of storytelling. She conveys her thoughts and perspectives of the world through her videos.
Being a part of BE A SHERO has given Jannah opportunities to serve others in the community and build friendships with people who believe in the same causes as she does. Jannah feels like the live version of Disney’s warrior princess, Mulan. Like Mulan, Jannah is a dedicated fighter who is willing to take on any challenge. She isn’t afraid of being negatively judged by society and is willing to stand up for what she believes in.
A senior in the Legal Studies program at Advanced Technologies Academy, Sarina is ecstatic about serving as the Executive Director of the Teen Advisory Board. With B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation, she looks forward to creating a better tomorrow for young girls in the Las Vegas area and eventually around the world.
Through Mock Trial, Trial By Peers, and an internship with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Sarina has fostered a passion for law. She hopes to pursue a career in policy, specializing in the areas of child welfare and education.
As a leader, Sarina identifies most with Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls. Like Blossom, she is fearless yet analytical, persistent but caring, and always the brains of any operation.
Zoë is a German exchange student who is a Junior at Palo Verde High School. She is an open, intelligent and creative girl. Zoë loves traveling, helping people to create a better life and making new experiences. She is involved with BE A SHERO because she wants to make this world a better place and she knows that volunteering with BE A SHERO is the first step in the right direction.
Supergirl is Zoë’s soul mate under the super heroes because her main source of energy is solar power; Zoë cares about using wind and solar instead of nuclear energy. She also speaks multiple languages fluently and Supergirl doesn’t use any weapons beside her body and her gifts.