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 Mission and Objectives 2023:



What Makes You Feel Beautiful is a Maui based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls and fostering self-love throughout their lives. Our main objectives are to make a tangible difference in the lives of girls facing homelessness and poverty by reducing these challenges by 2%, as well as decreasing the rate of teen pregnancies. We achieve these goals by offering a range of programs, personal development opportunities, classes, educational workshops, mentorship, resources, referrals, and tools that enable individuals to cultivate a healthy state of well-being, self-love, and self-esteem.


Our organization places a special emphasis on empowering girls, especially those from Maui who are at a higher risk due to factors such as teenage pregnancies, poverty, homelessness, minority status with limited support, and restricted access to programs. What Makes You Feel Beautiful is committed to addressing these challenges by providing girls with essential life skills to overcome obstacles and thrive.


Through the incentives and resources we offer, our organization strives to instill self-love, confidence, and empowerment in girls through our mentorship programs. We provide educational opportunities and practical tools that equip girls with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully navigate life and overcome difficulties. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of girls, empowering them to realize their full potential and contribute to the reduction of homelessness, poverty, and teen pregnancies in Hawai’i.

Vision, Core Values and Beliefs

Our vision is a world where all girls and women feel confident, empowered, and safe in their own skin, and where self-love is celebrated and embraced as an essential part of personal well-being and growth.

Core Values:


  • Self-Love: We believe that self-love is the foundation of personal growth, that every person has the potential to cultivate it and that cultivating self-love is essential to building confidence and resilience.


  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and recognize that everyone has unique experiences and perspectives that should be respected and celebrated regardless of age, race, gender, size or background.


  • Empowerment: We are committed to empowering girls and women to take charge of their lives, make informed decisions, and reach their full potential.


  • Education: We believe that education is key to personal growth and development, and we strive to provide girls and women with the tools they need to cultivate self-love and confidence.


  • Community: We believe in the power of community and support networks to create lasting change, and we strive to build a community of girls and women who can uplift and inspire each other.

We believe that self-love is essential for personal growth, happiness, and success.


We believe that every girl and woman has the right to feel confident and beautiful, regardless of societal norms or beauty standards.


We believe that education and resources are critical in empowering girls and women to cultivate self-love and develop a positive body image.


We believe that when girls and women feel beautiful and confident, they are more likely to achieve their goals and make positive contributions to their communities.


We believe in the importance of building a supportive and inclusive community that celebrates and uplifts the diversity and beauty of all individuals.


We believe that every person has the potential to cultivate self-love and confidence, regardless of their past experiences or circumstances.

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