Our generation taking a stand against modern-day slavery.
WE ARE OUR MISSION IN ACTION
Our Youth4Abolition organization and our youth-led chapters do more than just talk about Human Trafficking. We are our mission in action. We can measure our success by the number of students reached, the number and diversity of awareness activities (even in our virtual society!) and our consistent growth near and far as an organization.
Below are just a few of the stories that demonstrate how Y4A is making an impact with our students and their friends, their parents and our larger communities. Abolitionists in action!
January 9, 2021
Join the Olympic, Weddington, Nation Ford high schools and Harper College chapters of Youth4Abolition will be holding a virtual joint community “Pancakes for Freedom” breakfast to bring awareness to the ugly truths about human trafficking, and specifically Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, in our region.
8:00 AM-10:00 AM: "Pancake Kit Pick-up”
11:00 AM: Virtual Event begins
Chapter presentations/live panel
Buy tickets here!
A PREDATOR'S PLAYGROUND
2020 has been an interesting year, with more of us at home, it means more time online, giving time and space to the more than 75,000 predators online at any one time. Our Y4A clubs may not be meeting in school, but still have the Y4A mission in mind through efforts in our #DontGetPlayed social media campaign.
When you go outside, you are aware of your surroundings and looking out for those creepy white vans or people who stick out. How aware of your surroundings are you when you are online or behind a screen? Do you know who is viewing your posts, who you are battling with in video games or when you’re texting with someone, are you making sure you have met them in real life? It’s a predator’s dream on a virtual playing field. Be aware… Don’t Get Played.
• I think I am/my friend/family member is being trafficked. What should I do?
Whether you are sure or not, it is best to reach out to The National Human Trafficking Hotline where you find 24-hour confidential professional support and advice. IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER or if you just have a need to share your experience, please call 1-888-373-7888…. Or text BE FREE.
• I am interested in taking Youth4Abolition to my school/church/community group? How do I get started?
There are a lot of ways to approach your school/community group/church. The best way to figure it out would be to email Cindy@Youth4Abolition.com and start a conversation. We are here to support you every step of the way! Big or small, near or far, we can work with you to accommodate the best way to get started.
• I want to volunteer but not sure where I fit in?
Roles, Advocacy, quarterly training, email our Youth4Abolition Volunteer Coordinator/ Program Manager (Genevieve) at Y4A@oewhope.org
• I’d like to help Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking victims. What is the best way to help?
Y4A can help you connect with On Eagles Wings, and connect to support OEW Hope House™ www.hopehouse.org. There are plenty of opportunities from pantry or supply drives to fundraisers. Please reach out to to us at Y4A@oewhope.org .
• I’d like to work to build awareness of Human Trafficking in my community. What is the best way to do this?
Reach out to Cindy@youth4abolition.org to discuss the right presentation, event, or fundraiser for your group. Whether large or small, we will work to schedule and present what works for you.
• How can I learn more about the issue?
Y4A has monthly webinars to bring awareness and education, make plans to join us here.