Norwalk High School students are standing up and raising awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
"It is so prevalent in our society, and people don't want to talk about it and that's part of what we are doing at school - making people realize how much it does happen and how much of a problem it is," said Rebecca Klein, a sophomore at Norwalk High School.
"I think it is important for everyone to feel safe and it is something that not everybody knows about and they really need to be educated about it," said Kassidy Wynne, a sophomore at Norwalk High School.
Rebecca and Kassidy reached out into the community and teamed up with the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Education to organize a "Dollar Day" at the high school Thursday afternoon.
"Sexual assault is something that effects people of all ages, starting at a very early age. It is important to let the high school students know that if they have experienced it, they have a place to go and they have somewhere that can support them and help them through what they are going through," said Jessica Buchanan, the Center's Prevention and Outreach Coordinator.
The girls say starting the conversation now amongst their peers is important not just during Sexual Assault Awareness Month but throughout the year.
"People need to feel more comfortable about being able to talk about it so we can help them, so they can help themselves and so we can create a better, safer environment for everybody,"said Klein.