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
The NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking was awarded a grant by NORTHEAST COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION to bring LOCKER SLAM to schools throughout the state in January 2019.
We shipped 8,000 magnets to 40 schools in the state for January’s Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
We plan to ship more magnets to more schools in 2020. Email us below if you’re interested in getting your school involved.
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.
Listen a sample of the song here:
Education Committee Resources: