In the fall of 2014, iEmpathize’s prevention program for teens, The Empower Youth Program, will be available for nation-wide distribution. This multi-media program empowers students to develop empathy and avoid exploitation.
We are pleased to announce that today marks the launch of NEST, National Educators to Stop Trafficking. NEST’s mission is to equip educators to facilitate prevention-based resources that will help to stem the tide of human trafficking among our nation’s youth. As a member of NEST, iEmpathize’s prevention programming will be featured on the NEST website. We’re excited about this collaboration, as NEST is helping us to extend our reach across the United States! The Empower Youth Program is unique in its design for several reasons:
- The core of the program is filmed footage that features young adults. This means that high school students will be watching their peers share the program’s content, which narrows the gap between the student and the material in a way that educators agree makes the content more appealing and relevant to today’s teens.
- The program can be led by anyone. Whereas many programs require the host organization to come in to lead the curriculum, anyone can facilitate this program using the films and facilitator’s guide that we provide.
- This program is not just about human trafficking. In addition to empowering teens to stay free of exploitation (including trafficking), the Empower Youth Program also nurtures the development of empathy. In this way, we can not only show our students how to take care of themselves, but also how they can play a significant role in contributing to their own communities.
To learn more about how you can bring the Empower Youth Program to your school or youth program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.