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Thank You and Here’s Your Impact!

  • January 3, 2019

THANK YOU!!!! Because of your generosity, we hit our goal and raised over $100,000 for 2019!! “Thank you” barely begins to cover our gratitude. Because of you, we can send at-risk kids to school. We can fund counselors and mentors who help keep them in school when things get rough. We can continue our sustainability programs that provide supplemental income.

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Changing Attitudes on Family Violence

  • December 28, 2018

Khae, one of our counselers, was invited earlier this year by local government to meet with 100 women who were all leaders in different villages. In the meeting, they discussed family-related laws that would be of interest to these women leaders and others in the village. Khae began to speak on the issue of abuse and family violence—both between parents.

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What Your Donor Dollars Accomplished

  • December 20, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what your donation has contributed to, here is just a snapshot of what we have been able to achieve together! 2018 Overview 31 individuals have accessed over 40 sessions of counseling. 65 students attended a training on internet safety and awareness. 45 students attended an anti-drug campaign run in partnership with local police. 27 students graduated;.

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Achievements You Might Not Have Heard About

  • December 13, 2018

Achievements aren’t always the first thing you look for. When people are looking for ways to evaluate whether an organization is producing results and maximizing positive outcomes and achievements, we have a tendency to go straight to the hard data: percent of money going to overhead, measurable numbers of people reached, and quantifiable indicators of growth. These numbers are essential.

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Charitable Giving in the Holiday Season

  • December 6, 2018

Charitable giving can be an incredibly beneficial component of healthy family life, and many families engage in philanthropy together. Whether they attend church or a charitable event, volunteer together, or talk about what charities to donate to, research shows that the more respondents engaged in charitable activities with their families growing up, the more likely they are to give and volunteer.

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Meet Kru Ball

  • November 29, 2018

Kru Ball (a nickname that sounds like “Kru Bon” when said by Thais) is our Activity and Scholarship Manager, and having been with us for seven years, five of them full time, he is one of our longest serving staff members. With an infectious laugh and the closely held belief that to get along with children “you have to make.

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Giving Thanks

  • November 22, 2018

This Thanksgiving, we are very grateful! Here are just some of the things for which we are giving thanks: Giving Thanks A committed staff who are giving so much of their time, energy, heart, and dedication to supporting students in every way possible. For our staff, the job is more than a job. It is a way to share with their.

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Save the Date!

  • November 15, 2018

Giving Tuesday is coming soon! Save the date! Mark your calendar now and help us reach our end of year fundraising goals! We have some fun surprises in store. Keep an eye out for more as November 27 approaches!

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Trafficking in the News

  • November 8, 2018

Here are some of the latest updates on trafficking in the news!   Social Media Becoming Gateway to Trafficking Traffickers are befriending teens online and luring them into becoming trafficked. These two articles, one from ABC Action News and one from Eurekalert, highlight some of the tactics and warning signs to watch out for. “She started coming home with items.

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Traffickers: Why Do We Still Know So Little?

  • November 1, 2018

Traffickers, once arrested and convicted for their offenses, are in some respects much easier to reach than their victims, and they’re certainly easier to reach than johns. They play a key role in the fact that trafficking happens. And yet, while there has been study after study about victims and how they became victims, and plenty of discussion about what.

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