Are you a student? Utilize your campus and classrooms to fight trafficking! There are so many ways you can help bring justice in the communities around you.
Here are some ways you can get started today:
- Give a speech. Maybe speeches aren’t your thing, but everybody has to take that speech class. Make it count! Raise awareness by giving a speech on human trafficking – what it is, why it happens, how we fight it! You have a captive audience. Who knows the influence it could have!
- Mentor a local student. Your city has kids that are high-risk for trafficking. Get involved in a mentoring program or find a kid in your city to invest time in. Your investment could make all the difference.
- Raise money. From collecting change to washing cars, you can raise awareness and much-needed funds. Gather a group of friends, make a plan and do it. It’s fun and effective!
- Make little sacrifices. Set aside your Starbucks money, fill up your piggy bank with change, ask people to donate to anti-trafficking efforts instead of getting you a birthday present. Little sacrifices can make a big difference.
- Use your social media. Go ahead and tweet about your lunch and the awkward moment you had in your day. But also make your social media count by posting videos, statistics and news articles about human trafficking. Follow UnBound on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
- Join a group. If there’s an anti-trafficking organization or club at your school, get involved. If there’s not, there should be. Grab some friends and start one!
- Hang posters around your city. Did you know there’s a National Human Trafficking hotline? It’s 1-888-373-7888, and it really works. Make posters or flyers and hang them around your town. It could make all the difference to someone in danger.
- Watch a movie with your friends. There are some awesome human trafficking movies and documentaries out there. Have some friends over to watch it, talk about it and pray about it.
- Get social. Are you part of a social organization like a sorority or fraternity? That’s a great place to raise awareness and funds. A sorority recently hosted a “pajama party,” where girls donated pajamas for trafficking survivors and learned about trafficking from a speaker! Be creative and have fun!
- Intern with an anti-trafficking group. Many degrees require an internship. Why not do yours with an organization that works to end human trafficking? It is a great way to make a difference and get class credit!