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Ending Period Poverty

Our youth led chapters offers all middle schools, high schools, educational Institutes and community organizations the opportunity to explore and develop skills of leadership and advocacy as well as to tap into resources and tools to work on solutions that can help end period poverty.

We believe that every person has the right to change the world, however, we know that not everyone has the opportunity to do so. 

Statistics

Our reality

1 in 5 girls

In the U.S. have missed school due to lack of access to period product.

In Florida 79%

of female students in public school grades 7-12 attend Title I Schools.

2 in 5 young people

don’t feel prepared for their first period.

58% of young girls

lose confidence at puberty, and starting their period marks girls’ lowest point in confidence during their teenage years.

Ending Period Poverty

Launched on October 10th and partnered with Hillsborough county public school, HC Campus, University of Tampa, PEACE department – hosting a weeklong pad donation drive October 19th through October 23rd.

Held a zoom conference to educate and talk to students about sustainable menstruation.

Our Work

We are working with Hillsborough County School board to provide menstrual hygiene dispensers in all the Title I high schools starting Fall of 2022. This will allow students to have easy access to period products to manage their cycle.

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"It's been a pleasure working with such a bright, smart girl who seeks to improve the lives of girls less fortunate. Aanya has the heart for service and the mind of an entrepreneur. She is making a difference for middle and high school girls in Title I schools throughout Hillsborough County."

Mary Lou Whaley
Director of Partnership Engagement & Philanthropy at Hillsborough County Public Schools

"I am so thankful for the donation of menstrual hygiene products from Aanya and the Global Girls Initiative. As a result of their contribution to our students and our school, we are able to provide resources to ensure the continued health of our school community."

Larissa McCoy
Lead Learner (Principal)   A.P. Leto Comprehensive High School

"The Hillsborough High School community is so thankful for the generous donation of feminine hygiene products. Providing basic resources to our students allows then to focus on their education."

Kelly A. King
Principal in Hillsborough High School

"The creativity, passion, and energy that Aanya Patel has given to our community through her work on Periods in Pandemic is making a big difference in so many of our middle and high school females. Her focus on meeting the needs of our youth has made a huge impact on so many, along with being a great role model and inspiration to those around her. She defines the importance and necessity of giving back to our neighbors and those in need. "

Frank Reyes
President of Hillsborough County Council PTA/PTSA

"It was a wonderful surprise to receive a shipment of feminine products for our young ladies at our school. There are many times our students do not have the supplies that they need to handle their menstrual cycle. They now have a place to come to and be able to pick up supplies that they need. "

Megan Leahy
M.Ed. Assistant Principal for Curriculum Dowdell Middle Magnet School

Success

Our Local Impact

Period products donated

Girls and Women impacted

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