Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK
Soul2Sole 5K/ Kids 1K Run/ Walk
Benefiting Freedom Youth Project Foundation
We need your help to fund our work preventing and combatting trafficking of children in America. Help support Freedom Youth Project Foundation by joining us for the annual Soul2Sole 5K Run/Walk! Soul2Sole is a fun-filled family event that aims to bring together family and friends as they show their support for work done by Freedom Youth Project Foundation. Soul2Sole is presented by The Loft Coffee House, for benefit of Freedom Youth Project Foundation.
YOU CAN HELP FROM ANYWHERE ACROSS THE U.S.A.
Even though the race takes place Nov 3rd, 2012 at Guadalupe State Park, (central Texas), you can participate from anywhere by registering for the race as a donation. Your donation will help fund our prevention initiative teaching youth how to recognize deception used by traffickers. A $20 donation will cover the cost of 2 teens in our training events. You can learn more about our prevention below.
Please Click One of these Choices Now
- Learn More about the 5K/ 1 Kids Run/ Walk- CLICK HERE
- Register 5K/ 1K Kids Run/ Walk - CLICK HERE
- Make Donation 5K/ 1K Kids Run/ Walk - CLICK HERE
for donation, right under Soul2Sole Logo click "3) Charitable Donation"
Mission Statement "Freedom Youth Project Foundation was founded in 2010 as a human rights organization, dedicated to fighting and preventing human trafficking of youth in America primarily through Public Awareness, Prevention and Restoration. Everything we do is based on our core belief that growing up should be a wonderful and magical time in life that is filled with learning, exploring and discovering one's gifts in life."
Our Initiatives Fall into Three Categories
PUBLIC AWARENESSTo this day, Human Trafficking maintains a low profile of awareness by the general public. Many Americans still have a vague notion of Human Trafficking only as a global issue. While it is truly a global issue, too many Americans have no idea that it is a huge problem in the United States. Even those who have some understanding of it happening in America, still are shocked to learn that here in the U.S., American born victims out-number foreign nationals by a factor of 20-to-1. Even more shocking is the fact that the primary target of Traffickers in the US are American girls age 12 to 14.
"It is important to note that until a parent knows their children are at risk, that parents lacks the ability to know their parental choices impact how attractive their children are to traffickers."
PREVENTIONFreedom Youth Project Foundation has spent almost two years developing prevention strategies to teach youth how to recognize the deception Traffickers employ to lead youth into the "trafficked life."
"Traffickers are quite skillful at picking naive targets,
finding and exploiting a weakness, deception and
manipulation. Their methods are so good they get
victims to go with them willingly. "
Abduction in the trafficking world is almost passive. The skills they often employ would make you think they have had advanced psychological training.
Please consider donating to support our work. We utilize a mostly volunteer organization and have limited funding from grants. It is not possible to do our work without public support. We need your help. DONATE
RESTORATIONOur ultimate goal is to be a catalyst in the development of a facility to provide safe shelter and restoration for victims of DMST, (under-age American victims of sex-trafficking.) Currently one of the most pressing gaps in dealing with the aftermath of this crime is available facilities with staff trained and dedicated to serving this specific kind of victim.
"Current data suggests that on average, it takes
five to seven years from start to open the doors
for this type of specialized facility for victims
of human trafficking. Organizations seeking
to open this kind of specialized care facility
find many unique challenges and dilemmas
which must be overcome."
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