On December 30th, ABC news featured FAIR Fund in their story "Battling Sex Trafficking." I hope you will take a moment to watch and share with your colleagues and friends via email, facebook, or twitter.
In 2010, thanks to our wonderful friends like you, FAIR Fund is prepared to serve 150 high-risk and formerly trafficked youth, educate 2,000 high risk teens about human trafficking in Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, Uganda, and here in D.C.. As this ABC news story points out, the trafficking of youth in a problem right here in the nations capital, and across the United States.
It's not just sex trafficking, either. Foreign born and American youth are also sold into situations of forced begging - including selling candy on the streets, working in nail salons, and working on farms. All of these young people deserve a better life, and we are working hard to reach them.
FAIR Fund will also continue to train law enforcement, social workers, teachers and other community allies on how to better identify and assist trafficked youth. Our model of trafficking prevention is being replicated across the country, and our impact is that much stronger because of supporters.
I would like to leave you with a quote from a young teen woman in Washington, D.C. who recently said to me "Most of the time, I don't feel like I have any hope. But, when I am with you all, I really learn how to take care of myself. I have hope." I will carry those words with me into 2010. I know we can continue to give hope and life-changing support to so many youth in D.C. and around the world. Thank you for being a part of FAIR Fund's team to prevent the trafficking of youth.
Thank you for continuing to support our work.
Founder & Executive Director
FAIR Fund, www.fairfund.org
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