Girls are powerful. When we are educated, healthy, and safe, we transform our communities and the world. When girls stand up for girls in need, we empower each other and transform our world. Girl Up North Miami Beach is founded by Michelle Kugel, a lower school student at Pine Crest School Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Girl Up North Miami Beach advocates to raise awareness and funds to help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.