Youth Programs

youth programs

Let’s stop trafficking before it starts. We work with teens and adolescents to develop the skills to recognize and safely avoid exploitive situations.

All trainings are available virtually or in-person for Elementary, Middle, or High School students.

Why?

55% of domestic minor victims of sex trafficking aged 7-11 years old are recruited through social
media apps and websites*

*Thorn January 2018 Survivor Insights Survey

4,569

Students engaged in 2019.

Youth Prevention

Teens and adolescents develop the skills to safely navigate potential and existing exploitative situations while learning how to access community resources.

Why? 

55% of domestic minor victims of sex trafficking aged 7-11 years old are recruited through social media apps and websites*

*Thorn January 2018 Survivor Insights Survey

6,113

Students engaged in 2018.

“I am so thankful you did this program. I thought it was going to be all informational, but I loved how you connected with us emotionally in this negative world.”
– Hannah, 16 years old

Prevention Courses and Workshops

We’re passionate about protecting the next generation from human trafficking. Through our youth human trafficking prevention programs, students learn that trafficking doesn’t just happen overseas, but often in their own backyards. This program equips middle school and high school youth with the skills to stay safe.

Program topics include:

  • What is human trafficking,
  • How to recognize a trafficker and the recruitment process,
  • Social media safety.

 

Our staff can scale the program to meet your needs, including the length and audience size of the program.

Social Media Safety Workshop

With social media apps and gaming on the rise, this workshop equips youth to stay safe in a digital world.

Program topics include:

  • What is human trafficking,
  • How traffickers use social media,
  • Social media dangers and safety tools; and
  • How to spot suspicious profiles on social media.

Our staff can scale the program to meet your needs, including the length and audience size of the program.

 

How Human Trafficking impacts Males

There many dangerous misconceptions surrounding the issue of human trafficking. Some of the most prevalent myths involve men and boys. Let’s take a closer look at how human trafficking impacts males.

Program topics include:

  • What is human trafficking,
  • How males are affected by human trafficking,
  • How males can stay safe from traffickers

 

Our staff can scale the program to meet your needs, including the length and audience size of the program.

Parent Workshop

With Social Media Apps and gaming on the rise, this workshop equips parents and care givers to keep their kids safe. Giving examples of stereotypes associated with human trafficking, social media dangers and outlets to be aware of, tips on how to converse with child about Human Trafficking and provide community resources.

Program topics include:

  • What is human trafficking,
  • The signs and signals of human trafficking and exploitation,
  • Social media dangers and safety tools; and
  • How to talk to your kids about human trafficking.

Our staff can scale the program to meet your needs, including the length and audience size of the program.

Conversations With kiddos

We’re passionate about protecting the next generation from human trafficking. At Conversations with Kiddos, we encourage discussion and questions. Both kids and their caretakers are welcome to join our conversation. This program equips elementary and middle school youth with the skills to stay safe.

Program topics include:

  • What is human trafficking and abuse,
  • What is grooming; and 
  • Breathing activities & safety plans.

 

Our staff can scale the program to meet your needs, including the length and audience size of the program.

“I feel like now I should be careful about who I am friends with online, and also try to look out for it in school…Now I want to try to find ways to get my school active in the fight against trafficking.”
– Cassie, 14 years old

Request a Youth Prevention Program

You can protect the next generation from modern-day slavery by inviting us to speak in your school or community group!