One of the things that we often say at the BAATC is that the best solutions to fighting trafficking are yet to be discovered. Over the past couple of years, we've had the privilege of working with people who may just make those discoveries. The current generation of students, ranging from middle school to college will be key players in the effort to Delete_Slavery. In the previous blog post, you heard from one of our amazing interns who are working with us this summer. Emily, our Trainings Coordinator, is a college student who has been has been instrumental in paving the way for human trafficking airport trainings at two of the three major Bay Area airports, San Jose and Oakland (San Francisco International Airport has already had a training).
Our Programs Director this summer, Jessica, is going to be a high school senior. She has spent time working with girls in Costa Rica who have come out of sex trafficking, and is currently spearheading our efforts to do a human trafficking awareness campaign around the America's Cup in San Francisco, including contacting corporate sponsors and hotels.
This month, we are also saying good-bye to our Director of Student Engagement, Mandy, who recently graduated from high school and is going away for college. She was the president of the Abolitionist Society at her high school, while developing a network of Bay Area high schools who have some sort of anti-trafficking club. She has had an incredible impact in mobilizing high school students around the Bay Area.
We're thankful and proud to be working with these gifted students and we are excited to see what greater work they accomplish for the anti-trafficking movement and beyond, as they enter into the next phases of their lives.