Meet Tyler, a local high school student who is dedicated to empowering his fellow students by being a member of the Youth Board of UWSN’s nonprofit partner, Project Dot. Tyler is the Vice President of Outreach and Delivery at Project Dot, a local nonprofit powered by high school students and dedicated to ending period poverty in Southern Nevada. Period poverty is defined as when an individual has a lack of access to menstrual products, education, and hygiene facilities. Students who are experiencing period poverty may miss school due to lack of access to these essential hygiene products. To ensure local students have equitable access to menstrual products, Tyler has delivered over 5,000 hygiene kits over the past two years. Tyler shared, “Every time I deliver a kit, I know I’m helping students stay in class.”
Through UWSN and Project Dot’s partnership, we can help ensure that students in need receive necessary hygiene supplies, fostering their success both in school and in life.