In 2014 Minnah Stein was a typical 14-year-old. That is until she heard a program on NPR that reported 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 16 boys will be sexually assaulted at college, and roughly 80% don't report the assault. The statistics are equally alarming for K-12 students. Minnah recognized these numbers represented her friends and her, yet no one was talking to students about this epidemic problem. She decided to change that. Minnah became an activist.
She formed EMPOWERU with the mission to bring sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention resources to K-12 students to address the problem before students go off to college.
EMPOWERU has created several successful educational programs and now works with national nonprofit Stop Sexual Assault in Schools to create national initiatives to combat sexual assault.