Tag Archives for : youth leadership

Thoughts

Have You Seen These Stories?

  • May 9, 2019

We’ve recently shared some stories about our students that we think you should see! They are a testament to these young people’s fortitude, integrity, and endurance through unique challenges. If you’ve missed any of them, be sure to take a look now!   How One Student Went From Self-Harm to Empowerment When a routine home visit revealed that one of.

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Thoughts

How Acceptance Turned Her Into A Leader

  • April 30, 2019

Meet Daw* Daw is a bubbly, confident and engaging seventeen-year-old. She stands out amongst her peers in the leadership development program as a great entertainer and teacher for younger students. She describes herself as very confident, someone who loves public speaking and helping the younger students. However, she was not always that way. Daw, who identifies as transgender, says that.

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How A Young Girl Went From Exploited to Powerful

  • April 23, 2019

Meet Achara* Achara has faced significant obstacles in her life. Both of her parents passed away when she was nine years old, and she is stateless. Without citizenship, she is not eligible for a government scholarship or loan, has limited access to healthcare, restrictions, and is more at risk of being trafficked and experiencing exploitation.[1] All throughout her childhood, Achara.

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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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News

Small Actions Big Impact

  • October 11, 2018

Small actions can have profound consequences. At The Freedom Story, we believe in growing change from the ground up, and that even the little choices we make can have a big impact on ourselves, our community, and the world around us. Last month, our students celebrated World Cleanup Day with an activity to help the students be volunteer-minded and to.

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Thoughts

Ethical Storytelling in the Age of Fake News

  • October 4, 2018

Ethical storytelling is more important than ever. Here’s why nonprofits need to take a strong stand and commit to higher standards when sharing the stories of others. Ethical Storytelling: What We Learned When our President, Rachel Goble, began to formulate the idea of ethical storytelling in regards to how nonprofits approach narratives, her initial impetus came from the impact on.

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News

Learning Rights & Safety Online

  • July 19, 2018

Our staff recently held a day-long workshop for students, aged 8-22, teaching them about their rights and how to stay safe from sexual predators online. Morning Session: Rights & Responsibility Kids from all over came to the event–including a lot of kids who don’t normally come to the resource center. After a small icebreaker activity, a representative from ECPAT, with.

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Interviews

Becoming More

  • May 14, 2018
When Blah joined The Freedom Story seven years ago, at the age of 17, she had already lost both her parents and her grandmother. She had gone to live with an aunt who, instead of being the caring, stable provider that young Blah needed, struggled with alcohol abuse. Blah dropped out of school in middle school. When she talks about.
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Interviews

From “At-Risk” to Protector and Leader

  • May 7, 2018
When Tipsuda first joined The Freedom Story at its inception 10 years ago, she needed support not only for the educational scholarship, but also for the treatment of an eye condition. Moreover, at the tender age of 11, she appeared to be so insecure and crave affection so much, she would sometimes seek it from people who were almost total.
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News

Have You Seen Our Latest Film?

  • May 3, 2018

Ten years ago, a little girl named Cat was the focus of a documentary that inspired Rachel Sparks to start a scholarship fund, that grew into what would become an organization dedicated to trafficking prevention. Today, Cat is thriving. When we first met her, she believed “opportunity” was something others bestowed upon you. Now her message is one of empowerment.

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