Program focuses on the growing issue of human trafficking.

March 15, 2018

Jenn Amo, “Jenn at War.”

Program focuses on the growing issue of human trafficking.

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HART — Hart Public Schools is hosting a community event this Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the Hart Middle School Auditorium that focuses on the increasing issue of human trafficking.

Presenter is expert Jenn Amo, AKA “Jenn at War.”

The event is open to the public, and parents are strongly encouraged to accompany their students, said Superintendent Mark Platt.

“This is a very mature topic and not intended for younger students,” Platt said. “The primary audience is intended for high school age students. However, middle school age students may attend, but parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to accompany them.”

“Sex trafficking is real issue that is not a big city issue,” he said. “As a matter of fact, small towns are often the targets. This is a real and relevant issue of today’s world. Jenn is a Hart graduate and travels the world speaking on the dangers of human trafficking. Hart has partnered with area businesses to bring Jenn here for this opportunity.

“This topic is quickly becoming a topic the superintendents within the West Shore Educational Service District area are working together on to heighten the awareness in their communities,” Platt said.

“About 800,000 people are lured into human trafficking in America every year,” states Amo’s program summary. “The number of victims forced into the human trafficking industry are growing rapidly. As one of the fastest growing organized crimes today, this issue needs to be brought out of the dark and into the light. The issue is here in our own country and cities. Prevention is the key.”

Sunday’s program will provide insight on “the lures, signs and ways to respond to human trafficking. This program will give your audience a stronger sense of how to protect themselves and others. The awareness gained by your audience can literally save a life.

“This program details lures of this extremely abusive crime. It also reveals the signs or ‘warning lights’ that are associated with an individual being victimized by trafficking. This program also gives understanding and direction on ways to help others avoid becoming victims by explaining how your actions, words and choices affect others.

“As the youth ambassador with Women At Risk, International, I want to share the reality of this issue with the youth of this nation,” Amo states.

Learn more at www.jennatwar.com.

 

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