From September through October, Manatee County’s own Mam’Selles Service Club was working with the Chicas Poderosas Program (Powerful Girls) to help support girls in the Dominican Republic. The all girls club collected items in Manatee throughout the month and made feminine hygiene packs for girls in the Dominican who may not be able to afford or access them themselves. The Chicas Poderosas Program works to empower young girls and teach them about their bodies. After completing the program with Chicas Poderosas, girls are less likely to drop out of high school and less likely to experience teen pregnancy. Mam’Selles was excited to have the opportunity to work with this organization and to have the opportunity to support other girls.