Brooke and Breanna Bennett
Founders, Women in Training, Inc.
Women in Training, Inc. (WIT) is a youth empowerment organization that advocates for menstrual equity, menstrual education, and engages girls and nonbinary youth, ages 10 to 18, in community service and social justice. WITKITS® is the organization’s signature program for supporting people in need.
When 12-year-old Brooke learned a few years ago that there are girls who “spot” on their clothing because they cannot afford sanitary pads or, worse, skip school because they are ashamed of their classmates seeing their soiled clothing, she was very sad. “This isn’t right,” Brooke told her twin sister, Breanna. “Every girl needs sanitary items to stay clean and healthy during their period.”
Together, the girls started Women in Training, Inc. (WIT), a public charity. WIT’s signature program is the #WITKITS® Campaign to help alleviate “period poverty.” In honor of their 12th birthday, their mom started a Facebook birthday campaign to ask family members and friends to donate money for #WITKITS® of sanitary pads and hygiene items to give to girls in need.
The twins are also filmmakers. With support from the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, they co-produced the Civil Rights documentary, Architects of Change. Breanna won the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for Alabama Middle Schools for her role in producing the film.
Brooke and Breanna are 7th grades at Saint James School, and are active members of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The girls were born in Miami, and lived for five years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.