Hello BRAVE humans!

Welcome to Day 5 of the #11DaysofAction, sponsored by The BRAVE Institute and The Coalition for Adolescent Girls!  

On Saturday October 5th, 2019, The BRAVE Institute will be leading a two part campaign of consciousness raising and direct action, both focused on girls health, specifically menstrual hygiene. 

First, the BRAVE team will be on Instagram all day, @thebrave_institute, to teach and learn about girls health and menstrual hygiene. We will be advocating for and taking action #withgirlsforgirls! And, we want YOU to join the action! Tell us how are you advocating for and taking action with girls for girls! Tag us @thebrave_institute! And use our hashtags #liveBRAVE #withgirlsforgirls #girlsarebrave #advocacyforaction 

Next, we will be publishing and disseminating our Girls Health Digital Toolkit on Saturday October 5th. It will be available on our website and promoted on our social media platforms, too. To add your favorite resources or personal testimony to our Girls Health Digital Toolkit please submit content to mdavis@thebraveinstitute.org and our team will update the living document housing this Girls Health archive. 

Included in our Girls Health Digital Toolkit is our BRAVE Health Curriculum (2019) that was developed over the past two years by the BRAVE team. We have implemented this curriculum with many girls, K-12, across many of our programs. Each time we collected feedback from the girls who participated and with their expertise we were able to build a curriculum that has had a powerful, beautiful and positive impact on the girls within The BRAVE Institute. And, now, we are ready to share a copy with you - available on Saturday October 5th only!

And, finally, our BRAVE family has made it a goal - in honor of this day of action and the International Day of the Girl, to collect 1,000 menstrual hygiene products by October 11th that we will donate to partners serving girls in NYC. 

We are calling on you to join us! Let’s get to work! 

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Here’s a little bit more about our organization:

Our mission at The BRAVE Institute is to inspire and challenge humans to be brave and self-empowered contributors to a better world. 

As a team, we contribute to an increase in awareness and inspired action around topics of human rights, social justice, and feminism through the vehicles of education, mentoring, leadership development and direct service. Through a variety of programs, projects and initiatives we partner with over 34 schools and organizations and work with over 2,500 students both in the United States and around the world. Some outstanding projects include our Service Learning Trip to the Dominican Republic, our college internship program, and the annual BRAVE conference we host each Spring.

The BRAVE team is committed to maintain sight of what matters most; humans and their journey of discovering and becoming their best selves. At our best and bravest, we can and will contribute even more peace and love to make our world better. Together, we will continue to learn, lead, lend and love everyday. On behalf of the entire BRAVE team, we are so grateful to all those who contribute to and support our mission and work. We are so proud of all that we have been able to accomplish and we look forward to all of the new and wonderful obstacles ahead.