Our program empowers youth and equips adults to preventatively recognize and respond to issues of exploitation.

The Challenge:
Teens are targeted for exploitation and therefore need to be empowered to know how to navigate their vulnerabilities in order to stay safe and successful.


Our Response:
The Empower Youth Program for Teens is a tool that helps those already working with youth to facilitate prevention-focused conversations about empathy and exploitation in their schools and neighborhoods. Educators, parents, and youth service providers can utilize this five-part series of short films, activities, and discussion questions to empower teens 7th grade and up to successfully navigate the vulnerabilities in their lives in order to stay safe from exploitation. While many prevention programs require that the host organization be present to lead the trainings, the Empower Youth Program comes in a content package (consisting of a film bundle and facilitator guidebook) that any facilitator can lead. We completed the final pilot phase of the Empower Youth Program for Teens during the fall of 2014.  LEARN MORE ABOUT EYP
Our Impact:
In 2014, we trained over 1000 teachers, social workers, and community members to recognize the signs of human trafficking and to use tools that will empower thousands of kids. The Empower Youth Program completed its final pilot in four states with youth in schools, youth homes, juvenile detention centers, and faith communities.


Questions? Visit our Empower Youth Program FAQ page. If you do not find your answer there, we’ll be happy to help you directly: Contact us at info@iempathize.org.