Peer Advisor Highlight: Rachel Stanton
Our communications team has been expanding over the course of the year to include more brilliant, Black voices. We’d like to officially introduce you to the newest member of the team, Rachel Stanton. Rachel is a Junior in the Center for Leadership, Government, and Global Economics at Douglas Southall Freeman High School. She is passionate about making changes in her community by promoting equity and inclusivity. In school, she is president of Freeman’s Black Student Union and a leader in Equity Ambassadors, Debate Club, and History and Human Rights Club. At GFAC, she is a current Peer Ambassador and future Immersion Lab participant. As a Peer Ambassador she works closely with GFAC’s Social Media Team and Brand Ambassador to focus on promoting the opportunities that GFAC provides. She is so excited to continue her work with GFAC and continue learning and growing with her peers!
What led you to Girls For A Change?
“Growing up in a predominantly white area, I have always naturally sought out spaces that cater to me. Seeing the passion that all of my team members have for young Black girls, and the effort they are willing to put into ensuring that we succeed is really what drew me to Girls For A Change.”
What have you learned as a Peer Ambassador?
“As a Peer Ambassador I am learning everyday! This program has helped me refine my social media skills and take what I already know and expand on it. It has also allowed me to be creative and have fun while getting a sense of what working for a non-profit is like.”
What do you want other girls to know about Girls For A Change?
“To me, the most important thing that Girls For A Change provides is space. Here, I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to with support from successful encouraging adults. This is not only a safe space, but an uplifting one. I want other girls to know that Girls For A Change is for them and that they will be pushed, encouraged, and supported by absolutely everyone here.”
Girls For A Change is currently recruiting Peer Advisors who attend Thomas Jefferson High School, Huguenot High School, and John Marshall High School. Peer Advisors are social change agents who help spread the word about Girls For A Change and recruit girls for our events and programs. Advisors are paid a stipend for their participation, have opportunities to attend special events, and can attend our programs at no cost. Learn more and apply here.