Chapters

Hello and welcome to PERIOD’s Launchpad!

Here you will find resources and materials to help you in your journey within the menstrual equity space! Whether you’re a chapter or not, we welcome you to take a look around and make use of these materials. We’re always looking to add more resources, so check in regularly to see what is new on the site.

PERIOD CHAPTERS

PERIOD believes it’s never too early to change the conversation around periods. Our school and community chapters are led by fearless and motivated activists who are making a difference for people in need across the United States (and the world!) by fighting to end period poverty and period stigma. And they have a pretty good time doing it.

What is a PERIOD Chapter

Start your own chapter

We have hundreds of chapters across the globe that strive to advance PERIOD’s mission of ending period poverty and period stigma, by creating action plans employing our three pillars of service, education, and advocacy. Chapters run educational workshops in their community to reshape the way people think, talk, and learn about periods. They also distribute menstrual products to people in need in their community, and work on changing policy to advance menstrual equity on both the local and the state level. Want to start a chapter in your school or community? Fill out the Chapter Application below!

Become a chapter TODAY to gain access to the Chapter Dashboard, where you will be able to get additional information that is specific to PERIOD Chapters, as well as some surprises coming soon…

If you’re interested in starting a PERIOD chapter in your school or community, we’d love to hear from you! Complete the application form to get the ball rolling. We’ll be in touch to help you launch your chapter ASAP.

Next Steps

Chapter Set-Up

We have hundreds of chapters across the globe that strive to advance PERIOD’s mission of ending period poverty and period stigma, by creating action plans employing our three pillars of service, education, and advocacy. Chapters run educational workshops in their community to reshape the way people think, talk, and learn about periods. They also distribute menstrual products to people in need in their community and work on changing policies to advance menstrual equity on both the local and the state levels. Want to start a chapter in your school or community?

Read through the set-up documentation and fill out the Chapter Application!

Our Pillars

To enact change, you will partake in initiatives in PERIOD’s three pillars: Service, Education, and Advocacy. Click one of the pillars to explore and access more information and helpful tips for starting a new chapter.

Fundraising

One of the most common questions we get from our chapter members and other menstrual equity activists from within this space, is how do you fundraise as a chapter when you are not your own 501(c)3 organization? Below we explain a bit more about

Microgrant Program

We recently launched a pilot Microgrant Program to provide youth activists with an opportunity to request funding for their grassroots efforts in the menstrual equity and period poverty space.

The applications for this program are reviewed by PERIOD’s Youth Advisory Council, and the funds are distributed every month after the committee meets. This program will be re-evaluated and potentially grown into a larger program in December 2021.

*You do NOT need to be a PERIOD chapter to apply for funding!

*We cannot provide grants to international organizations & chapters but are working hard to expand this program globally!