Purpose Girl of the Month — September: Miss Sydney

Purpose Girl of the Month — September: Miss Sydney

We are so proud of our Purpose Girls.  They are truly fantabulous!

Enjoy this Q&A with Purpose Girl Sydney.

Q. Who are you?

A. I am Sydney Cooper and I am Creativity. I am 13 and attend Timberview Middle School.

Q. Share one way in which you live out who you are everyday?

A. In school with group projects, and in my free time because I write music.

Q. What is your goal for this academic school year?

A. All A's and B's for the whole school year, and just being more focused on school so I can get ALL A's.

Q. What personal challenges have you had to overcome within the last 12 to 24 months?  And how were you able to overcome them.

A. Self-Esteem and confidence.  These issues effected me in school also.  I overcame this by expressing my feelings through music and leadership conferences.Q. Do you feel that it is easy or difficult to be a girl in this culture?

Q. Do you feel that it is easy or difficult to be a girl in this culture?

A. I think it's difficult to be a girl in this culture because people have such high expectation for girls to look a certain way or talk a certain way.  Those expectations bring some girls down because we think we don't meet the standards of society.

Q. If you had to deliver the United Girls Around the World Address, share one thing you would say to girls around the world? 

A. I would say that even though your in a dark place, don't wish on the stars for your dreams, work for your dreams.

Q. If you could give one piece of advice to parents of youth, what would it be?

A. Have patience and love your child through it all.

Q. Ten years from now, where will you be and what will you be doing?

A. In the Air Force after high school to become a Air Battle Manager, and do law enforcement classes AND become a J.A.G.

Q. Share one of your favorite quotes, poem, or phrases.

A. "The only this to fear is fear itself." - Franklin D Roosevelt

Q. In closing, share one thing about yourself that people would find funny, exciting or surprising about you?

A. That I write music, and I have an interest in the Air Force.