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Castle Rock teen works to bring feminine hygiene products to girls on reservation

My FLTI project

My project is called Distributing Dignity and I am bringing feminine hygiene products to the adolescent girls on the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in South Dakota. To be honest I have had a few setbacks, but I am really proud of the startup project we have going. With funding from the Rotary Club through Interact at Castle View and a partnership with Cora (a brand that sells organic pads and tampons) and the Tipi Raisers, we began a pilot project that is going to bring 233 girls from the five poorest schools on the reservation enough products to last them six months. We hope to make this a year-round program, as well as branch out to the other schools on the reservation. With so few employment options for them on the reservations, it is important that girls stay in school and graduate.

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