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Since pre-school, life-long friends Kyler and Madison have shared a friendship deeply rooted in supporting one another because "Iron Sharpens Iron." High school and community college graduates at age16, they are committed to sharing the advantages of an individualized education plan and addressing social issues pragmatically.
They use their podcast, BLACK GIRLS NEXT GEN, to discuss issues concerning mental health, politics, and our academic experiences as thirteen-year-old college students. While volunteering at Morningside Middle School, they learned that 1 in 5 teens has struggled to afford period products or cannot purchase them at all, thus hurting their academics.
Moving the conversation from theory to action, through mentorship, they encourage participation in dual enrollment college and civic engagement through initiatives such as Period Poverty and HBCU Night.