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.
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.
Applications for the 2019 scholarship program will be available in January 2019.
The scholarships will be awarded in May 2019.
If you have any questions please contact the Coalition at: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Listen a sample of the song here:
Education Committee Resources: