Melissa and her husband
Paving the Way Foundation has been so blessed to have enaged in the journey rasing awareness about child trafficking and raising funds to educate our youth. We are proud to share, and thanks to you we raised over $6,900 from 126 donors, 90% of who are unique to both this platform and our project or educating our youth about human trafficking and how to prevent it. Our Mission Ambassdors hopped on board with individual fundraisers and raised over $3,000 from their community, expanding the awareness of this horrific crime. One of our superstars, Melissa, had her whole family participate and she and her community rasied over $2,300! We are so grateful for the support of our 45 Mission Ambassadors.
Sadly with the stay in home orders, we have not been able to be out with students, however, we have done much work online with the community and our President has done several online podcasts, radio and TV shows to educate and raise awareness, including one on Candid Conversations that is broadcast in Haiti. Since our education materials are translated into Creole, we got to make an impact globally. A local church got their healthy brave on and we educated 100 moms, dads and kids in person. We even had a survivor/warrior come up at the end thanking us for being brave and educating the community. She said it was one of the best presentations she's seen. Several mom's were so moved, they are working with their principal to figure out a way bring our education into their school in a way that keeps everyone protected.
Schools want our this education and we are working out ways to accomplish that, keeping everyone safe. Online tools and videos have been our saving grace. Much like the animals prepare for winter, we too are saving our funds for when it is safe for us to to go into the schools and deliver our programs. We haven't stopped looking for new ways to partner with educators to get this important information to our youth. We've always said, parents are our front line defense now we get to deliver on that mission. We created a Parent Tool Kit to help them engage in the hard conversations with their kids (see the attached link) and our Parent Tech Talks start Oct 8th! 50 parents signed up for our first course and 25 have already registered for Oct. 24th. You can learn more here:https://www.pavingthewayfoundation.org/parent-tech-talk.html
We look forward to sharing pictures of smiling faces that have been empowered to prevent child trafficking. In the meantime, please pray for our parents who are taking on the tough conversations with their kids about online safety.
Jan speaking to concerned moms
Melissa P sharing her passion and her why