By Jessica Pittman
Sometimes no story is really the best story we can tell– Ryan Townsend
Yesterday one of our staff participated in a round table discussion for caregivers of foster youth. She discovered that one of the people at the discussion had been trained by us about two years ago when they were on staff at a local middle school.
This person shared that thanks to the staff training and youth programs that we’ve been consistently running at their school, that year they immediately started to see an increase in kids recognizing red flags before they turned into exploitation.
Several kids told the staff that they had planned to meet a person they didn’t know at a bus stop. They had met this person online. However, because they were in our youth program #Not a Number, these students realized the potential danger and chose not to go.
This is a huge win! This means what we’re all doing together MATTERS. And we know without a doubt there are many many stories like this, probably more than we know.
We are now entering the final week of our Freedom Fund and we need your help to run more programs and provide more training in the future! Every dollar up to $22,000 is doubled so now is the time to give and maximize your impact. Every gift, large or small makes a difference. Every dollar counts because every person is valuable and deserves to be free!
Check out the infographic below to see how the impact of Freedom Fund during the last five years.