Hiding in Plain Sight

Many Iowans don’t realize human trafficking is a local, home-grown problem affecting women, men and children. While sex-trafficking and labor trafficking thrive in many countries across the world, our communities- both large and small- are not immune. Although trafficked individuals are often moved across cities and states, there are many survivors sold in their home, school or community.

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A Generation Rising

Each Teens Against Human Trafficking team works with a teacher in their school to determine the best approach to raise awareness in their school and community. The students take on leadership roles and implement these efforts, while continuing to expand their knowledge of labor trafficking and sex trafficking.

Teams Against Human Trafficking Teams:

  • Educate Students at their school about the issue, warning signs and how to protect themselves
  • Host school or community documentary showings
  • Fundraise for safe homes and victim services in Iowa
  • Increase awareness through media coverage, including local and school newspapers
  • Raise Awareness through visual and performing arts
  • Lobby for legislation relevant to anti-trafficking efforts
  • Create their own customized awareness activities and events
A Strong Voice for Change

The Teens Against Human Trafficking program staff is passionate, knowledgeable and committed to providing human trafficking education, awareness and prevention to schools across Iowa.

Program staff educate:
  • Students, grades 6-12
  • School administrators, faculty, staff and school boards
  • Community and service groups
  • Faith –based organizations
  • College communities
  • Human services, law enforcement and other professionals
Join the Fight!

Thanks to the support of many, Teens Against Human Trafficking is able to engage Iowa students through valuable development opportunities, empower a sense of purpose and pride, and collaboratively work to fight human trafficking. Here are just a few ways you can join the fight:

START A TEAM. We provide a start-up kit, resources and ongoing support.

SUPPORT OUR WORK. Our program is for impact, but not for profit. Please consider providing financial support. We gratefully accept your gift through our secure website. Donate Now.

GET CONNECTED, PASS IT ON. Our efforts never rest. Keep up with the latest news, events and announcements via social media, and invite your friends to join you. Find us on Facebook.

WATCH AND REPORT. Recognizing the signs of human trafficking is the first step to identifying a victim. If you see something that seems suspicious, do not at any time attempt to confront a suspected trafficker or alert a victim to your suspicions. For your safety, and that of the victim, notify local law enforcement and call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888, or text HELP to BeFree (233733).

To purchase a "We are people, not property" t-shirt, click here.

Recognizing Red Flags

It’s not always something obvious. It could be something small that just doesn’t seem right. Either way, recognizing potential red flags of human trafficking is imperative to identifying human trafficking victims and helping them receive assistance.

For general warning signs click HERE.

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Reach out today!

Please feel free to contact us with questions or for more information. If your request is urgent in nature, we request you contact us by phone at 515.233.3141.