Rebecca Ruvalcaba.jpg The Girl Up campaign was created by the United Nations Foundation to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. By empowering youth in the U.S., Girl Up helps these underserved girls get educated, stay safe and accounted for and be positioned to be leaders. Currently, Girl Up supports programs in Liberia, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Malawi, with more potential locations on the way. Rebecca Ruvalcaba, a high school student, is President of one of Girl Up’s clubs in Southern California. She is tasked with helping to raise funds for Girl Up’s efforts and spread awareness amongst her peers. Girl Up currently has about 450 of these clubs across the globe.