The students at Orem High have recently taken a stand against trafficking.
When Tyler from O.U.R. Aftercare visited a Current Issues class to put on a presentation for the students, a certain girl knew that she wanted to make a difference.
High school student Josee was moved by Tyler’s presentation and after learning more about O.U.R.’s mission, she decided to start an O.U.R. club. “Creating the club has helped me and all the members to feel like we are making a difference in the world,” Josee said.
These high schoolers are already brainstorming fundraisers and activities to make a difference in their community. They are currently working on creating a daddy-daughter community dance. Josee said, “We are hoping to create a fun experience for the girls in the community, while at the same time making raising money to change the life of others.”
We are excited to hear about these young people creating such a big impact on their communities. After his presentation, Tyler said, “I wish I had that same drive to make a difference and think outside of myself at 17 like Josee is.” Josee and her team’s hard work will not only impact the lives of people around them, but it will impact the lives of children worldwide.
Each member of this club has shared with us why they are passionate about supporting Operation Underground Railroad:
“Slavery is not a topic much discussed, but one that needs to be. Eliminating it means savings lives.”
“I’m passionate about making a difference and this cause is important!”
“I imagined my nieces and nephews in their situation and it made my really angry. No one should have to deal with being treated this way.”
“Sex trafficking need to be stopped and this is a good way to do it.”
“I want to give kids the chance to have a chance at life. They had everything taken away without a choice.”
Jade De St Jeor:
“Everyone should have the right to live their life as they want to.”
“As I have mentioned before, helping others is my passion. I will gladly support someone/business who will honestly and sincerely help others.”
“I want to make a difference. This is a great way to get involved in something amazing.”
“I don’t want anybody to feel less than they are. I want to do what I can to help others that can’t help themselves!”
These students are amazing and we can’t wait to see what they do! Each of their individual voices are so important in the fight against trafficking. If you are interested in creating a similar club at your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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