Sponsored by American Girl®
These are the shining faces of Awesome Girls. These girls and their stories of hope and determination are timeless, just like the newest BeForever™ character from American Girl, Melody Ellison™.
Melody is a 9-year-old growing up in Detroit, Michigan, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Melody learns that despite her young age, she can lift her voice to speak out and stand up for equal rights. Her uplifting story reminds girls that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they come together to make a difference.
This is, in fact, the theme behind American Girl's #LiftYourVoice campaign, which encourages girls to share stories of how they are creating positive change in their community.
Here at Melody's story inspired us to highlight some Awesome Girls who are lifting their voices to make our world a better place. Like Melody, they shine through their amazing compassion, perseverance, motivation and altruism.
Meet our Awesome Girls, whose creative hearts and take-charge attitudes will spark a spirit of change beyond their own communities.
AWESOME GIRLS CREATE
Alanna Wall took her love of all things beautiful and turned it into a movement of hope and inspiration for young girls in the hospital. At 10 years old, Alanna was told she was too young to participate in her local hospital's volunteer program, but her compassionate spirit led her to create LEARN MORE ABOUT ALANNA
AWESOME GIRLS INVENT
Sadie McCallum put her imagination to work when her limited ability to walk was getting in the way of following her passion. At just 9 years old she partnered with her sister to invent the Amazing Curb Climber, which makes her walker more like an all-terrain vehicle and allows her to be more independent. Her innovation is a shining example that nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it. Sadie lifts her voice to overcome obstacles and surpass her limits. LEARN MORE ABOUT SADIE
AWESOME GIRLS SHARE
Eliana de la Casas discovered her talents for cooking and creating new dishes at an early age, and wanted to share the experience with other kids. By age 10, the "Kid Chef" was cooking on local television programs and spreading her mantra that "cool kids cook." Through writing cookbooks and hosting a radio show, Eliana hopes that kids will explore new foods and flavors. Eliana lifts her voice to empower kids in the kitchen. LEARN MORE ABOUT ELIANA
AWESOME GIRLS DO
From Hailey Fort's first encounter with the homeless, she began planting the seed of change in her community. At 9 years old, Hailey started growing her charitable giving, and inspiring others to give as well. From building a mobile shelter to planting a garden for the homeless, she sees a need and takes action. Hailey lifts her voice to motivate others to make a difference. LEARN MORE ABOUT HAILEY