Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Month: November 2019
David Arquette once said: "To get involved with a cause, you really have to become aware of it. You have to go on the ground and see with your own eyes, the people who have been affected by it, their process of combating it, and what the organization represents." In the past month, our teens have been on the ground, in the weeds fighting to end human trafficking.
Saturday, October 19, members of our Youth4Abolition™ chapters joined thousands of people in over 500 cities across 50 countries in a walk to end modern-day slavery. A21, a global anti-human trafficking organization, had its sixth "Walk for Freedom" and our Y4A teenagers wore their black shirts and marched through Uptown to raise awareness.
The Y4A Olympic High School chapter played an integral part in the success of our Freedom for Every Child Breakfast on Wednesday, October 23. Chapter president, Tatyana Gonzalez, delivered a moving speech on what Youth4Abolition is, the impact it has on her peers and her school, and what it means to be a modern day abolitionist.
Our chapters are doing big things with more to come in the following months. Y4A chapters will be hosting a showing
of the anti-human trafficking major motion picture, ”Priceless-The Movie”, teaching their curriculum and planning for January human trafficking awareness month activities. Mark your calendars for the Youth4abolition™ Pancakes for Freedom Breakfast on January 11 - more details to come in December's newsletter.