Our pilot teachers at Hermitage High School, Colleen Savino and Jeannine Chewning, are awarded the 2015 Robert H. Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice for their exemplary work with the Prevention Project curriculum. This prestigious award was created to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in their classroom. Click here to read the full story: www.nbc12.com/story/30366985/hermitage-hs-teachers-honored-in-fight-against-human-trafficking
AT&T has provided $10,000 to continue supporting RJI! We are so thankful for their continued, foundational support!
The Prevention Project program is now in Arizona state!
The Prevention Project program has now grown into four states and twenty-eight classrooms in Virginia, Oregon, North Carolina, and Texas. Since its inception in 2012 over 5,000 students have gone through the program!
Prevention Project students in Virginia take part in advocating for the Kids Are Not For Sale Coalition, concluding with the passing of the first stand-alone Sex Trafficking Statute in Virginia.
The Freedom Keeper Campaign launches, providing supporters an opportunity to contribute on a monthly basis to the work of RJI’s Prevention Project! Freedom Keepers donate at least $1 per day ($30 per month) to make a difference in the lives of students around the country. Prevention Project students volunteer to take part in the photography campaign to promote this new initiative!
AT&T’s $10,000 donation communicates their continued support and dedication to the Prevention Project program’s cause.
An excerpt from a news article below:
The latest contribution from AT&T will allow RJI’s signature, award-winning Prevention Project® program to expand its prevention education resources and to continue to reach more schools around Virginia, and across the country! The Prevention Project team works with advocates and local school officials to get the curriculum in their schools. The Prevention Project is now in North Carolina, Texas, Oregon, and has furthered its reach to more schools in VA!
(Read full article here.)
AT&T supported the Prevention Project program through a donation of $10,000.
The Prevention Project emerges from a pilot program, to a full-fledged set of lesson plans and resources.
The Prevention Project program, as a fully developed program, received copyright and permission to be distributed all over the United States of America.
The Prevention Project program received an anonymous grant for $20,000, which allowed RJI to hire a full-time manager, Jessica Willis, for the Prevention Project to flourish into a nationwide-accessible program.
The Prevention Project curriculum received a prestigious National Award from the National Association of Counties.
The pilot program for the Prevention Project curriculum was delivered to Hermitage High School.
Interviews and filming also took place to document the process and results.
(Click here to check out the full mini-documentary on our front page.)
The pilot materials for the Prevention Project program were created by a team of teen trafficking survivors, law enforcement, anti-human trafficking experts, and educators, led by Sara Pomeroy, Founder of Richmond Justice Initiative.
On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, 2012, AT&T awarded Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) with a grant that was a catalyst to create the Prevention Project program! RJI was honored to have many anti-trafficking state representatives with us on this groundbreaking day!
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