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Miss Hawaii USA 2023, Savannah Gankiewicz, WMYFB, FLY program
WMYFB girls and women empowerment

Teenage Girls Unlock Their True Beauty and Embrace Self-Love with What Makes You Feel Beautiful

News: Press Released June 13th
FLY workshop, girls on Big Island, Miss Hawaii USA

Hilo, Big Island - June 10, 2023 - What Makes You Feel Beautiful (WMYFB), a Maui Hawai’i-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to empowering girls and women, is thrilled to announce their transformative event. On June 10th, WMYFB's own Savannah Gankiewicz, Miss Hawaii USA and Youth Program Director, brought the empowering F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) program to the beautiful Big Island.

WMYFB's mission is simple yet powerful: to cultivate self-love, self-esteem, and unwavering confidence within each and every individual. Through their marquee program, F.L.Y. First Love Yourself, they uplift and inspire young girls and women across Maui county and beyond. By providing transformative classes, workshops, resources, and tools, WMYFB equips participants with the essential skills to build a strong foundation of self-esteem and self-love, leading to a life of empowerment.

During the exclusive F.L.Y. workshop held in Hilo, Big Island, Savannah Gankiewicz shared her personal journey and expertise, offering invaluable guidance to six inspiring young women who were Miss Hawaii Teen USA contestants. This workshop focused on overcoming self-critical thoughts and embracing each participant's unique beauty. Through empowering discussions, engaging activities, and transformative exercises, these remarkable women were empowered to soar to new heights of self-confidence.

"We believe that every girl and woman deserves to feel beautiful from within. Our F.L.Y. program is designed to nurture self-love, self-esteem, and unwavering confidence," said Savannah Gankiewicz, Miss Hawaii USA and Youth Program Director at WMYFB. "I am honored to have brought this empowering program to the Big Island and worked closely with these inspiring young women, guiding them on their journey towards embracing their true self."

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Monica Marrow, Executive Director of What Makes You Feel Beautiful, expressed her confidence in Savannah's ability to inspire the girls and her passion for empowering girls and women. "Savannah's dedication to the F.L.Y. the program is unparalleled. Her countless hours of training and unwavering commitment to empowering girls and women make her an exceptional role model," said Monica Marrow. "Through her guidance and expertise, Savannah continues to uplift and inspire girls to discover their inner strength and embrace their unique beauty."

What Makes You Feel Beautiful is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of girls and women, empowering them to build confidence and embrace self-love. To learn more about the organization and their impactful programs, visit

For media inquiries, please contact:

Monica Marrow

Executive Director

What Makes You Feel Beautiful

Phone: (808) 442-2627


About What Makes You Feel Beautiful:

What Makes You Feel Beautiful" (WMYFB) is a registered nonprofit organization, operating under the 501(c)(3) status, with a heartfelt mission to empower girls and women in embracing self-love across all stages and ages of life. We are committed to uplifting and inspiring individuals throughout Maui County through our diverse range of programs.

At WMYFB, we offer transformative classes, educational workshops, mentorship opportunities, and an array of resources and tools to support personal growth and development. Our aim is to create an environment where girls and women can discover their inner strength and beauty, fostering a deep sense of empowerment.

To learn more about our organization and the services we provide, please visit our official website at

We look forward to serving and empowering even more of the incredible individuals throughout Hawaii.



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