PROTECT provides human trafficking prevention education to students and teachers to prevent the potential exploitation of children. Educators and school personnel are provided with an online training program, as well as 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade curriculum and vetted resources to use in their classroom.
This program, co-founded with our non-profit partners, LOVE NEVER FAILS and FREDRICK DOUGLASS FAMILY INITIATIVES teaches students the signs and tactics of traffickers so they can protect themselves and others from victimization. It also trains teachers how to recognize when a child is at-risk of being trafficked and how to connect that student to the resources they need. PROTECT fosters an ongoing conversation and establishes a system of protocols within each county to protect children from potential exploitation.
With PROTECT implemented and more counties on the way; including Utah, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Of students report they now understand how to protect themselves after going through the curriculum.
Students have been educated in the first 7 years of prevention education.
School Districts in California have implemented PROTECT.
real stories of PROTECT
From a student
After receiving PROTECT, one 9th grade girl realized that her mom's boyfriend was forcibly selling her mom for sex. The girl realized that she was being groomed for victimization by the same man. Her teacher followed their school's mandated reporting protocol to ensure she was placed in a safe living situation. She told her teacher and 3SGF staff that receiving prevention education saved her from being trafficked.
From a survivor
"If only I would have known before I was ever approached by him, I would have run the other way. Do not meet up with people that you don't know without speaking to your guardian. It sounds controlling, but it can save you from experiencing the same things that I did. I tell my story in the hope of saving others. Children can avoid becoming victims by being educated. I have now been to PROTECT classes and realize that it teaches exactly what I needed to know to protect myself."
From a teacher
"The teacher training was incredibly informative, innovative and intuitive. There are an incredible amount of vetted resources. It increased my knowledge and thus the knowledge of my students...ultimately reducing their vulnerability to human trafficking. I have educated and protected over 3000 students. They are now informed and are now in the world becoming modern-day abolitionists."