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Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms in the Most Beautiful Way

04/08/2014 12:00 am ET | Updated Jun 08, 2014
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Mothers are important to us all. They shape us, show us how to love and care for others. That is definitely the case with my mother, Lynda. She has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. She was a teacher and a health professional and spent her life putting others' needs before her own. The part of me that is driven to make the world a better place is shaped by my mom.

Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked a few of these smart and compassionate teen girls, our Teen Advisors, about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching. You have to see the moms' reactions in the video above -- they're priceless.

Girl Up Teen Advisors and Their Moms
Caline and Gloria Samen, Teikeshia and Raven Delk, Lora and Sarah Gordon, and Draisa and Sarah Gale are part of a campaign that empowers people to advocate on behalf of girls around the world through online engagement and community mobilization. Teen Advisors help make Girl Up an engaging, effective and powerful campaign by sharing their ideas and providing feedback on everything we do. Girl Up is "for girls and by girls!" Through its teen advisory board, network of Girl Up Clubs, and online constituents, Girl Up has galvanized hundreds of thousands of supporters to stand up for the rights of girls everywhere.

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