Now in her second year at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Rocio continues to participate in a number of organizations dedicated to female empowerment. (i.e. Global Girl Media, Girl Up, Running Start, etc)
On November 17, 2013 she will be awarded the 2013 Teen Nickelodeon Halo Award for her activism in female empowerment.
The ceremony will take place at the Hollywood Palladium and this will be the first year that it will air live. You can view the show from the Nickelodeon channel at 5:00 pm PST.
Attached is a Press Release for more information.
Excerpt from press release:
Rocio Ortega: 2013 Honoree
Rocio Ortega is a first-generation Mexican American who developed a passion for advocating education as a way to help young women become independent and successful.
After undergoing media training with GlobalGirl Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls from under-served communities around the world through new media leadership training, Ortega became aware of Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation. She started a Girl Up chapter at her East Los Angeles high school to raise awareness and funds for girls living in developing countries to be safe, healthy, educated and counted.
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