Most people don’t know anything about human trafficking, but everyone should be made aware of it, get educated about how to recognize potential warning signs, and feel confident in their education.
Educating and mobilizing an entire generation can put an end to this epidemic.
The Problem: Human Trafficking (Modern Day Slavery) is a Nearly Invisible Crime, Affecting Every Community
It is impossible to estimate the number of people affected by this largely hidden crime, as hard data is relatively scarce. To address this in 2016 the University of Texas performed the first state-wide study of trafficking. Their data indicates over 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, 79,000 of whom are minor and youth victims of sex trafficking.
The Texas Education Agency serves around 9,500 K-12 schools. If these numbers are correct, there are 8 victims per Texas school. And that’s just in Texas. How can we reduce that to zero?
Our Solution is to End the Supply of Victims Through a Three Phase, Blended Education System: One Generation
Research shows the best method to stop human trafficking is prevention education, and the best education is experiential. Our system blends educational materials with experiential Virtual Reality technology (VR) to deliver the most engaging, accurate, and researched-backed educational system on the market.
One Generation Education System™ is designed to eliminate future victims. Its core educational experience uses Gen Z’s natural interest in interactive technology to teach them how important it is to recognize signs of human trafficking, how to protect themselves and others, and what to do if they suspect this is happening.
The Texas Association of Student Councils chose human trafficking as its project this year (2017-2018 school year), and we have been thrilled. We asked Radical Empathy Education Foundation to come to the annual conference to exhibit and do breakout sessions to discuss how it can be used in schools, because we believe students resonate with interactive learning materials, like TRAPPED.
This is a real problem and we want to do our part through the unique approach of the One Generation Education System. Students and faculty have been amazed by the way it makes people care about the educational materials they really must know to recognize a victim and what to do.
I must say Trapped is a very powerful experience. I’ve known some people in abusive relationships, so I find this method of presenting it fascinating, because as you go deeper and deeper, you find things that are hard to look at, once you know the context.”
It’s a pioneer effort in the field and is a wonderful new tool for the movement. REEF hit a home run with TRAPPED, and I am excited by the potential of having a greater impact with our combined passion and experience.”
It’s eye-opening to see the triggers, the things that would make children potentially want to do this. Things that you would never think of.”
Radical Empathy Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to ending human trafficking in one generation.
Our One Generation Education System is used in schools and universities to raise empathy for, educate about, and empower students to raise awareness of victims and survivors of human trafficking.
One Generation uses evidence-based interactive narrative Virtual Reality stories to give students a unique perspective previously impossible through currently utilized PowerPoint and “stand and deliver” trainings.