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New Study in Colorado Reveals Alarming Rates of Colorado Teens Missing School

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~ As a journalist, it is my duty to report on important issues that affect our community. Recently, Denver nonprofit Justice Necessary released data from their latest study on teen period poverty in Colorado. The findings of this study shed light on a deeply concerning issue and highlight the urgent need for action.

According to the study, 80% of female teens in Colorado have missed class due to a lack of access to period products. This not only affects their education but also their overall well-being. Additionally, 90% of female teens have started their periods unexpectedly in public without proper period products, causing embarrassment and discomfort.

The study also revealed that 66% of female teens have missed opportunities to participate in before and after school activities due to a lack of period products. This not only hinders their social life but also limits their ability to learn and grow outside of the classroom.

Founder and President of Justice Necessary, Diane Cushman Neal, emphasized the importance of addressing this issue. "The pursuit of student learning and engagement is a shared objective," she said. "Ensuring students have access to fully stocked restrooms facilitates this crucial endeavor."

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To better understand the needs of students, the Colorado Teen Period Poverty Study asked teens how access could be improved. Many suggested having period products readily available in public restrooms in buildings like libraries, schools, and stores. Others proposed having machines in school bathrooms for easy access.

In response to these findings, Justice Necessary is hosting five-period packing parties in April. These events will provide more than 300,000 period products for Colorado students throughout the summer. The organization is partnering with Aurora Police Community Outreach and Aunt Flow for these events.

The packing parties will take place on April 26th and 27th at The Salvation Army Emergency Warehouse in Aurora from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers can sign up on Justice Necessary's website to help pack one-month period bags for students at Aurora and Cherry Creek School Districts, Aurora Community College, Amigos de Mexico, and The Salvation Army.

Justice Necessary is dedicated to ensuring that students have access to period products year-round. "Access to period products is necessary for students to participate in all school activities as well as extracurricular activities and not miss any time in the classroom," said Neal.

It is crucial that we address the issue of teen period poverty in Colorado. Join Justice Necessary and their partners on April 26th and 27th to make a difference in the lives of these students. Let's work together to ensure that all students have the necessary resources for their menstrual health.
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