A special program to help empower young girls was presented to the 5th and 6th grade girls of Brenham Middle School Friday.

In conjunction with Brenham Middle School Incentive Day, the girls heard from Chelsea Dean-Martinez of the Girls Empowerment Network.  Dean-Martinez, a graduate of Brenham High School, discussed goal setting, values, and how to treat each other with kindness.

The Girls Empowerment Network is offering a follow-up session for 5th and 6th grade girls and their parents through Brenham Community Education. The follow-up sessions will be on Friday, December 1st from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Brenham Middle School.  Two concurrent sessions will be offered, one for girls and another for parents. Girls will use their creativity to craft positive affirmation signs and play games to help talk about values.

Parents will join in a discussion on how girls are using the internet, the challenges and benefits of social media, and resources parents can use to combat challenges. Parents and children may register together or attend individually. Registration information can be found at

BMS teachers Mollie Grote, Kim McCorkle, Larissa Olson and Katie Moehlmann demonstrate their self-affirming power pose with GEN Network staff. Photo courtesy of Brenham ISD.

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