St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Hosts WIT Founders; Packs 500 WITKITS for Menstruators in Maryland
Updated: Mar 27
St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, held its annual Wom_n’s Empowerment Conference on March 16, 2023. Women in Training founders, Breanna and Brooke Bennett, served as keynote speakers, with a focus on menstrual equity. The day culminated with the 100 young women conference attendees packing 500 WITKITS of menstrual, dental and hygiene supplies, valued at more than $25,000, for underserved girls and gender expansive youth in the local area.
"We missed a half day of school in Montgomery to travel to the Washington, D.C., area to speak at our dad's alma mater," Brookie explained. "We are humbled by the opportunity to represent Dad at St. Andrew's."
Student leaders asked Breanna and Brooke about women’s issues, educational equity, period poverty, advocating for bills on the national and statewide stages, the effects of poverty, and abortion.
For the month leading up to the conference, students, parents and faculty members generously donated hundreds of packs of menstrual, tubes of dental supplies, and hygiene supplies and, on March 16, 2023, assembled 500 WITKITS, valued at more than $25,000, then donated them to a local nonprofit agency that works with homeless teenagers. Everyone from board trustees to the head of school to parents and students pitched in to make the conference a stellar success!
"We are absolutely ecstatic that the entire St. Andrew's community pulled together to bring this project to fruition so efficiently and professionally," Breanna exclaimed.