Porter Ranch Teen Represents California in the Miss Teen International Pageant
Sixteen year old Carly Peeters, a rising senior at Granada Hills Charter High School, is Miss Teen California International and will be competing for the Miss Teen International Title at the week-long pageant in West Virginia from July 31 to August 5, 2017. Miss Peeters is running on a literacy platform because she believes this is a problem that if addressed can help reduce crime, improve the economy and improve healthcare.
The Miss Teen International Pageant system emphasizes a commitment to professionalism and community service. As Miss Teen California International, Peeters will run on her platform of "Literally Literacy" for which she started a blog series with the same name. She is working with Jumpstart to promote literacy and instill in them a lifelong love of learning. To help the global community, Peeters has also started a fundraiser to help Buildon, a nonprofit organization that builds schools in developing countries. You can learn more about these organizations at literallyliteracy.com.
When asked why she chose literacy as a platform, Peeters says "Imagine not being able to read or write your own name. 775 million people worldwide dare functionally illiterate preventing them from acquiring jobs, access to healthcare, or creating a better future for their families. One book, one child can change the world."
Carly Peeters is a rising senior at Granada Hills Charter High School where she is the captain of the equestrian team and a member of the award-winning G-Notes show choir. She is also an actress and co-starred in A Cowgirl Story with Bailee Madison and Chloe Lukasiak, released on July 17, 2017 on Netflix.