Be Relentless connects communities to The Empower Youth Program, a multi-media prevention curricula in English and Spanish. The program empowers youth and equips adults to preventatively recognize and respond to issues of exploitation.

The Challenge:
Teens are targeted for exploitation and therefore need to be empowered to know how to navigate their vulnerabilities in order to stay safe and successful.

Our Response:
The Empower Youth Program for youth is a tool that helps those already working with youth to facilitate prevention-focused conversations about empathy and exploitation in their schools and neighborhoods. Educators, parents, and youth service providers can utilize this five-part series of short films, activities, and discussion questions to empower youth to successfully navigate the vulnerabilities in their lives in order to stay safe from exploitation. While many prevention programs require that the host organization be present to lead the trainings, the Empower Youth Program comes in a content package (consisting of a film bundle and facilitator guidebook) that any facilitator can lead

Our Impact:
We have trained thousands of teachers, social workers, and community members throughout the U.S. and Mexico to recognize the signs of human trafficking and to use tools that will empower thousands of kids. There are more than 200 impact partners facilitating The Empower Youth Program to more than 20,000 youth in schools, youth homes, juvenile detention centers, and faith communities.



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“The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery.”