I only knew about these facts after listening to the Girls Build LA Team’s presentation in Ms. Davis’s class! Good job promoting this info! - 11th grade student
Hearing more about this issue has made me more aware of how important the provision of female hygiene supplies is to our community - 9th grade student
Throughout the past six months, we have executed three major projects that have aligned with our issue. With the STEM Symposium in February, we were able to present and show our project to around 50 students and adults. Our in-class presentations helped us reach out to nearly 150 students in Medical Biology and Healthcare Analysis classes. With our biggest project, the Female Hygiene Donation Drive, we were able to make over 120 care packages for women in need at the Women's Shelter of Long Beach. In addition to all of our major projects, we conducted a short survey that reached out to over 250 students ranging from 14-19 years old, and we were able to gain a better understanding of how much people knew about this issue in our community.
With our work, we were able to make a very strong impact in our community. After meeting and presenting to adults and fellow students at the STEM Symposium, we heard comments such as how not a lot of people are actually aware of this issue, and how it was vital for people like us to continue spreading this issue. During our in-class presentations, a lot of students, particularly women, said that they felt more empowered and important after hearing what we had to say about the issue and how it was necessary to provide affordable hygiene products for all women. Lastly, with our donation drive and care packages, we were able to help over 120 individuals with feminine care kits that would last over a month, and the people working at the homeless shelter claimed that it was very helpful and empowering for a group of high school girls to make such a significant impact on our community.