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Girl Empowerment Mentor Has Real SPIRIT

Date: 12-06-2015
Author: Julia Schemmer
Source: Julia Schemmer

Lauren Galley: Meet The Girl Behind 'Girls Above Society'

By Julia Schemmer for Eduzine Global

Lauren Marie Galley is not your average twenty year old. A student at Sam Houston State University where she not only participates in the Honors program but is the chair of leadership at her sorority, Lauren knows what it is like to live her passions daily. Among her multiple accolades, she’s a professional model, an Amazon bestselling author, the official ambassador of Secret’s Mean Stinks campaign, and the founder of her organization, Girls Above Society.

Girls Above Society is an organization that Lauren founded to reinforce the power of the sisterhood and using our words for good. “I initially became interested in encouraging teen girls to spread love to each other because as I was growing up, I experienced a lack of this,” explains Lauren, “…I vowed to make a difference in not only recognizing and being aware of the pitfalls in society, but also standing apart from the crowd to improve the generation.”

The organization began when Lauren was only fifteen years old, and since its development, has grown immensely. Alongside Lauren traveling the United States to speak to different groups about the message behind Girls Above Society, Lauren exhorts endless hours in promoting a girl-positive magazine and radio show, writing books about positive relationships, and contributing for national sites such as the Huffington Post. “Throughout my journey I have learned the vast importance of positive mentors, courage, and the value of reaching my goals and dreams,” affirms Lauren.

Lauren is on a mission to change the world, whether this is accomplished through her drawing awareness to social media addictions, promoting positive body images, or being her normal, bubbly self. Follow her journey to change the world by visiting her website at www.girlsabovesociety.org.

Lauren Galley Receives SPIRIT Award from the Susan L. Curtis Foundation

2015 Leadership Celebration - Portland, Maine, USA

Lauren commented “I am honored to receive this award. Camp Susan Curtis is about giving youth a voice and empowering them to know their self-worth and I am grateful to contribute to their growth and leadership. Give a girl a voice and she can use that power to be anything she desires.”Lauren Galley, teen mentor and the Founder / President of Girls Above Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering tween/teen girls to be confident as they face the tough pressures of today’s media driven society, has recently received a wonderful accolade. Lauren won the Leadership Award of the Susan L. Curtis foundation SPIRIT Awards, for her work of empowering girls with her signature “Girl Talks” at Camp Susan Curtis.

The SPIRIT Award given annually by the Susan L. Curtis Foundation recognizes a group or individual that makes a direct impact on the campers at Camp Susan Curtis. The mission of the Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation and Camp Susan Curtis is to build the individual character, self-confidence, and self-esteem of economically disadvantaged Maine children through the provision of tuition-free, high-quality camping, educational, and social
experiences. The Leadership Awards Celebration raised additional funds for campers as well as recognizing those who make a difference. Melissa Cilley, Executive Director of the Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation proudly recognized and awarded Consigli Construction and A.H. Blackstone Excavating for their charitable contributions and Lauren Galley for her direct impact on youth.

Lauren, a 20-year-old award winning teen mentor, Amazon Best Selling Author, actress/model and college honors student added. "Girls Above Society empowers tween and teen girls to be confident while maintaining positive morals and values as they face the tough pressures of today’s media driven society and is the home of “Girl Talk”, a signature program that builds confidence and leadership skills every young girl needs to become an excellent role model in their community."

Lauren travels throughout the USA speaking on the topics of body image, leadership skills and self-confidence. She is a contributor for Huffington Post and can also been seen featured in her very own column titled TEEN TAKE in Houston Family Magazine. Her latest achievement is her TEDxTomball Talk in 2014 titled #TextMe - The Elimination of Human Interaction. Lauren's Ambassadorship with Secret Deodorant's Mean Stinks Campaign in conjunction with Teen Vogue has given her a powerful platform to continue empowering girls to be confident and end the girl on girl bullying for good.

Lauren, from Austin, Texas is currently attending Sam Houston State University and serves as Leadership
Chair of Alpha Delta Pi.

Congratulations Lauren on your tremendous work, from all at Eduzine Global. Thanks once again to Julia Schemmer for another brilliant article and for bringing wonderful Lauren Galley to our attention.

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Date: 12-06-2015
Author: Julia Schemmer
Source: Julia Schemmer


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