Education Committee

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2019

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The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is pleased to announce the 2019 NJCAHT Scholarship Award. The Coalition will award several $500 scholarship awards to current high school seniors attending a college, university, or technical school in the Fall 2019 semester, as well as current college students.

The NJCAHT Scholarship Awards are for high school seniors and college students who demonstrate the passion to end modern slavery. In 2018 four awards of $500 per student were awarded - two to high school seniors and two to college students. 

Program Guidelines & Priorities:

·      Seeking graduating seniors and current college students with a strong record of advocating for human rights, and standing against human trafficking.

·      800-1000 Word Essay – How has your past experience helped you to understand human trafficking? How will you apply what you have learned as you moved forward in your collegiate career? How will your career goals contribute to the prevention and education surrounding human trafficking?

·      A letter of recommendation preferably from an educator or community leader familiar with the applicant’s experience in human rights and/or human trafficking advocacy and character.

·      The application deadline has been extended to March 29, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Late applications are not accepted. Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of Coalition members.

The scholarships will be awarded in April 2019, and presented at school events in May.

If you have any questions please contact the Coalition at: njcahtscholarship@gmail.com


EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Education Committee of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking exists to engage students and educators throughout the state by providing practical resources and support in awareness efforts. 

Our committee desires to inspire an abolitionist movement within our classrooms and schools. 

We believe that education is one of the most effective tools in the prevention of Human Trafficking as students and educators learn and understand the risk factors and warning signs.

Please join our efforts by uniting under the #njstudentsforfreedom on twitter and help us build a community of abolitionists. 

Education is prevention!

If you are interested in joining the Education Committee - which empowers students and educators to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking in our communities - please fill out the form below.  


LOCKER SLAM: A School Awareness Program for January - HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH

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The NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking has been awarded a grant by NORTHEAST COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION to bring LOCKER SLAM to schools throughout the state.

UPDATE: We have now shipped over 7,000 magnets to more than 30 schools, and we have exhausted our supplies. Email us below to get involved in January 2020.

Please check out LOCKER SLAM activity on social media @njhumantrafficking on Facebook and Instagram, using #NJStudentsForFreedom.

The different phrases on the magnets are:

  • PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE FOR SALE

  • SLAVERY STILL EXISTS

  • BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS

  • ABOLISH MODERN-DAY SLAVERY

  • THERE ARE MORE SLAVES TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE

  • YOUR VOICE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

  • I AM AN ABOLITIONIST

These phrases were developed by the students of Project Stay Gold - a middle and high school abolitionist movement in Jefferson Township, NJ.

Questions about this program? Please contact Education Committee Co-chair Danny Papa at Danny@njhumantrafficking.org


Read about engaging students in the work to end human trafficking by Education Committee Co-Chair Danny Papa:

INSPIRING STUDENT ACTIVISM By Danny Papa - Spring 2018 "Educational Viewpoints"

Human Trafficking in America's Schools

"I had a feeling that my teacher knew something was wrong in my life. I would notice her looking at me...almost like she wanted to say something to me."

Child sex trafficking survivor, 16 years old

US Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, Human Trafficking in America's Schools, Washington D.C., 2015 


Awareness in Elementary Schools

We have materials and resources (see below) aimed at Middle School and High School.

For Elementary School we have a program produced by one of our member organizations based around a multi-lingual coloring book, and easy to follow song - all about staying SAFE.

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Listen a sample of the song here: 

 

Education Committee Resources: