Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking

by Paving the Way Foundation, Inc.
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Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking
Educating 1500 youth to prevent child trafficking

Summary

This project will educate and empower 1,500 of the most vulnerable girls and boys in Florida to prevent them from becoming victims of child exploitation and online predators. Our programs do more than educate about human trafficking, they saves lives by creating connection, decreasing insolation and interrupting the 'by stander' affect, empowering youth to take actions in disrupting the cycle of child trafficking.

$11,000
total goal
$3,983
remaining
127
donors
1
monthly donor
6
fundraisers
5
months

Challenge

Child trafficking and exploitation has reached pandemic levels around the world, currently there are 40 million women, children and men are enslaved around the world. 25% are children. In the United States, according to the FBI 300,000 children a year are lured into sexual exploitation. Sadly the average age of entry is 11-14 and according to the Dept. of Justice, 40% of victims are children of color.

Solution

Our training does more than educate, it empowers the youth to speak up if they see something suspicious or share a concern about another student. They know what to look for, learning grooming and recruitment tactics used to lure them in. Once educated the kids are empowered to take new actions. 38% of the students surveyed walked away from a potentially dangerous situation 34% of students surveyed shared a concern about another student a trusted adult 31% stopped talking to strangers online

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact is our children are more engaged in life. In fact, 60% of the student surveyed talked to their parents or friends about what they learned. The youth pay attention to the environment, those around them; learning to trust their instincts vs. being pulled in by media or social pressure. This program evokes empathy & connection. 21% of the middle schoolers surveyed had lunch with someone who mostly ate alone and stopped bullying others online. Those actions saved lives.

Resources

http:/​/​www.pavingthewayfoundation.org
Parent Education Toolkit
Signs of Human Trafficking

Organization Information

Paving the Way Foundation, Inc.

Location: Orlando, FL - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pavingw
Project Leader:
Jan Edwards
Orlando, FL United States
$7,017 raised of $11,000 goal
 
143 donations
$3,983 to go
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