Always #EndPeriodPoverty Program


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America’s Promise, Always and Walmart Join Forces To Help #EndPeriodPoverty And Ensure Girls Can Stay In The Activities They Love

A recent Always Confidence & Puberty Survey revealed that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. girls miss school because they do not have access to the period products they need. But it’s not just school they miss, it also means they miss out on activities they love, which can ultimately have a huge impact on their overall confidence. America’s Promise and Always partnered to provide girls’ teams across all 50 states with a year’s worth of pads to help them stay in the extracurricular activities that are crucial to their mental and emotional development.

The program was kicked off in Florida, where we worked with a local martial arts studio that serves girls in need. See an emotional view of the teams’ experience with the program and hear directly from the girls impacted below:

Always understands that puberty can be a difficult and confusing time when girls’ confidence may plummet, with the onset of menstruation marking the lowest moment for many girls. This decrease in confidence is so much worse for girls that lack access to period protection, which is often referred to as “period poverty”. Period poverty can force her to miss out on important confidence-building experiences in the classroom or in after-school activities. These activities should be something to look forward to, and not something a girl loses out on because she doesn’t have access to period products. Missing out on things like this can limit her from reaching her full potential during puberty and beyond. 

In addition to the product donation, leaders from each team were coached by top medical and confidence experts to help better prepare them to support girls’ needs at this stage in life. We want YOU to be able to learn more about supporting girls during puberty too! Below we’ve provided resources and tools to equip you to best lead young girls through puberty.

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