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
My name is Laila Santiago. I’m 16 years old and I’m a Junior in Southwest Career and Technical Academy high school. My passion is dancing, singing, and playing sports. I love to volunteer and support events and in the future I want to be a computer engineer and a photographer. I’m a creative person, I challenge myself to do things to get out of my comfort zone to grow as a person. I apply my confidence in everything I do, while living every moment as if it were my last. Here at the S.H.E.R.O Foundation I am the Secretary of the Teen Leaderboard. I’m blessed to have this opportunity and participate with a wonderful environment. My super shero would be Cyclops because I have a clear vision and focus/concentrate on my achievements.
My name is Leya Santiago. I am 15 years old, and I am a Sophomore at Southwest Career and Tech Academy High School. I Enjoy being Creative Through Music, Art, Sports, Meditation, and Traveling. My Creativity creates ambition to try new things and Expand my horizons. I inspire the world by living a positive Lifestyle, coordinating Meditations, and supporting Events that promote the well-being of others and a positive Earth. Here are the S.H.E.R.O. Foundation I am the Executive Director of the Teen Leaderboard. I am very Blessed and Excited to have the opportunity to grow and participate in such a supportive and loving environment with such Beautiful Ladies.
Founding Teen Board Members
Jannah Bowen 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 Dass 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 Ruge 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.