Updated: Jul 6
Breanna and Brooke Bennett are ready to bring their idea to change the world for the better to life! Their “Let’s End Poverty. Period! Project” is one of 16 winners of the third Changemaker Challenge, a nationwide contest hosted by T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation and nonprofit Ashoka. The competition calls for visionaries from ages 13 to 18 to build more connected, sustainable, and informed communities. These individuals and teams with big and bold ideas competed for a chance to win seed money and mentorship for longer-term support of their project.
“On our 12th birthday, we honed in on period poverty as an issue to solve in our community,” said Brooke Bennett, co-founders of Women in Training, Inc., or WIT. “Now, two years later, as we are turning 14 in July, we are focusing on ending poverty. Period! We are doing this by creating programs to develop girls into culturally aware global leaders.”
The $5,000 in seed funding for each winning team and an all-expenses paid trip to T-Mobile’s headquarters will supercharge their endeavors. Not only that, they’ll get mentorship from T-Mobile executives, skills training from Ashoka, and networking opportunities during a three-day immersive Changemaker Lab workshop.
The three category winners will receive an additional $5,000 in seed funding and the chance to pitch their projects to T-Mobile senior leaders. One Grand Prize Winner will receive another $5,000, plus 1:1 time with a T-Mobile senior leader who will provide additional guidance on how they can grow their venture – and continue changing the world.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for WIT’s Let's End Poverty Period project.
About Let’s End Poverty. Period!
Let’s End Poverty. Period! is a project of Women in Training Inc. to help end poverty, in general, and period poverty, specifically, by cultivating girls into culturally aware global leaders. To this end, they have developed the WIT Leadership Development Circle, WIT Rites of Passage Circle and the WIT Girls STEM Initiative. Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WITKITS
About the T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge
The Changemaker Challenge is developed and executed in partnership with Ashoka, a non-profit that has over 20 years of experience supporting social change ventures with youth. Past winners tackled issues like mental health, climate change, and gun violence.