Women In Training, Inc.
Empowering the Next Generation
One in five American girls and young women skip school or miss work because they cannot afford sanitary pads or tampons to stay healthy and clean during their period. Women in Training (WIT), Inc. aims to #EndPeriodPoverty.
Impoverished girls, women and non-binary youth often use socks, toilet paper, paper towels and washcloths to stay healthy and clean during menstruation. Even worse, they use the same tampon or sanitary pad repeatedly, which can lead to toxic shock syndrome and bacterial infections.
To alleviate period poverty, Women in Training, Inc. provides monthly donations of #WITKITS® -- canvas bags full of menstrual and hygiene products -- to at-risk girls, young women and non-binary youth.
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Funds Raised will Start the WIT Youth Leadership Development Institute
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When Breanna and Brooke started Women In Training - WIT on their 12th birthday last year, 20 percent of American girls and women needed help affording period products. Since COVID 19, more than 25 percent of menstruating people suffer from period poverty. Beginning in December, WIT will expand to providing 300 WITKITS each month to neighbors who suffer from housing insecurity. In January, we are kicking off our leadership training programs to build a new generation of compassionate women leaders. Please give today to help our work!
Women in Training Speaks at TEDx Sheridan Heights Women
On November 28, 2020, Adeyela Bennett, Women in Training, Inc. CEO, gave a stirring speech about powerful women in history during the TEDx Sheridan Heights Women event at the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University. Stay tuned to watch the full speech on YouTube!!!!
Women In Training Distributed 100 Turkeys in Partnership with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
City of Montgomery and Dexter Ave. Baptist Church
Photos by Jill Friedman
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Women in Training, Inc. distributed 100 turkeys to families in need outside the former home of Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
The turkey giveaway is the result of a partnership between Women In Training, Inc., and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where King served as pastor from 1954-1960; the Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ; and the City of Montgomery.
“WIT not only provides menstrual and hygiene products to young people who menstruate, we also recognize that people in need require other forms of assistance, and that’s why we are giving away 100 turkeys before Thanksgiving,” said Dr. LaToya Clark, M.D., the president and chairwoman of Women In Training, Inc. “As we enter this holiday season, many people in our community are still suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and WIT is here to help.”
LDS Charities, through the Bishops’ storehouse in Tucker, Georgia, has donated turkeys valued at more than $1,300 for this special event.
“We are pleased to partner with such a compassionate and service-oriented organization,” said Troy Stubbs, communications director, Montgomery Stake, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which operates LDS Charities. “Loving and serving one another as the Savior did will truly change a community for the better!”
The city of Montgomery’s Parks and Recreation Department also contributed to this event.
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, WIT has continued its mission of alleviating period poverty, while observing the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
Photos by Dr. LaKeisha Thomas and Breanna Bennett
Jack and Jill, Inc. Partners with Women in Training
The Montgomery Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has partnered with Women in Training, Inc. to support girls and women living in poverty. Members of Jack and Jill are taking the lead in creating and distributing monthly WITKITS of menstrual and hygiene products to girls in housing insecure situations.
Kaitlin Phenix, Chanice Spicer and Elaina Brooks from Jack and Jill assembled these WITKITS for students at a local middle school.
Thank you, Kaitlin, Chanice and Elaina!
Menstrual Cycle Guide
WIT KITS® Campaign
WIT KITS® Campaign is the signature program of Women in Training, Inc.
Photo by Jill Friedman
Menstrual Education Program
Ssshhh... The "P" word is the best-kept medical secret! Even though half of the population have a period for most of their lives, no one talks openly about it.
Photo by Jill Friedman
Photo by Jill Friedman
Some think they're sick or dying. A team of WIT medical professionals published a biology-based guide to help girls and non-binary youth understand the changes their bodies undergo during puberty -- and beyond.
Women in Training, Inc. provides monthly donations of #WITKITS® -- canvas bags full of menstrual and hygiene products -- to organizations that work with underserved girls, young women, and non-binary youth.
WIT aims to end the stigma and silence about the monthly menses by facilitating 30-minute menstrual education presentations to community groups, religious organizations and schools.