As WIT has developed, we have received significant donations and recognition from several organizations and leaders. This support has been invaluable in furthering our mission and raising awareness around period poverty. Scroll below to see these honors and awards.
Leadership Montgomery "Heroes in MGM"
Leadership Montgomery recognized several young people for exceptional community service. Brooke and Breanna were selected for their founding of Women in Training, Inc.
Watch the video describing the honor and showing the award ceremony.
Ambassador Andrew J. Young
Outstanding Student Award
This award recognizes "Outstanding Ethics, Service, and Commitment to Family and Community." Brooke and Breanna received the award at the 2019 National Youth Summit.
Pictured are Brooke and Breanna with the award's namesake, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and advisor to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Bernard Lafayette, co-founder and former director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Martin Luther King Legacy Award for Community Service
Presented to Brooke and Breanna at the 2019 Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast.
Shown: Brooke and Breanna with Wendell Saxon, former president of the Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Upsilon Lambda chapter, and WIT'S nominator for this award.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award, the United States' largest youth recognition program, is based solely on volunteer community service. Prudential honored Brooke Bennett for her work with WIT with a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C. The trip was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, the award ceremony was held virtually and featured actress Kristen Bell of "Frozen." Prudential also awarded the award honorees with a $2,500 donation for COVID-19 relief.
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Featured on FIU's Women's Center Instagram
Brooke and Breanna were spotlighted as "hometown SHEroes" for founding WIT and continuing its action through the pandemic.
Check out the post, which of course describes the girls' experiences with WIT, but also touches on their interests and hobbies beyond the nonprofit.
Coverage by Senator Doug Jones
As part of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Doug Jones of Alabama highlighted Brooke and Breanna's work with WIT.
Watch the video here!
Founded by U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the Daily Points of Light award highlights individual efforts to spark change and improve the world.
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