Who is raising the next generation of fierce females? Lowry Manders is using her position as the manager of Lake Highlands Girl Scout service unit No. 165 to teach girls about social justice, feminism and community service. The troop focuses on volunteering at the intensive memory care unit at the Village of Lake Highlands senior center. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, Manders also started filming YouTube videos called “Strong Girl Story-Time” to connect with her troop members while encouraging them to hear the stories of women like Helen Keller and Wilma Rudolph. Using her experience as a music teacher, she’s found creative ways to empower the girls to serve. Manders also recently created the Facebook group “Lake Highlands Area Moms Against Racism” which garnered 1,000 members in its first week. She lives in Lake Highlands with her husband, Dustin, 13-year-old son Michael James, and 11-year-old daughter Ellie.