S.W.A.T. LEAGUE’s plan is designed to empower students, families and foster care organizations, philanthropists, corporations, churches, schools, NGOs, and survivors of exploitation and trafficking to create change in conjunction with professional and collegiate sports teams and individuals. Each item in this section is specifically designed to provide purpose with direction to create a change in culture so that human trafficking will be eradicated.
1. Student Led Campaigns
Street Grace and the Hue Jackson Foundation have developed strategies for students to lead their own campaign to prevent trafficking. The single most effective demographic that can have the most impact in preventing trafficking is the demographic that the traffickers target as victims. Students have the opportunity to play a major role. This item will allow student to start and lead a campaign to help make their school exploitation and ultimately trafficking free. S.W.A.T. LEAGUE will help connect more schools who want to launch these campaigns.
2. Transaction Interception Technology
In a collaborative effort with our partners, this technology provides a proven way to DIRECTLY reduce demand. It is already functioning in several undisclosed cities. S.W.A.T. League will be assisting in expanding this technology to all major North American cities in a random pattern so that it cannot be tracked.
3. Global Rescue, Recovery, and Prevention
Operation Underground Railroad works all over the world rescuing victims of human trafficking. S.W.A.T. LEAGUE is generating awareness and resources to support these efforts along with their Aftercare Program.
S.W.A.T. LEAGUE will provide a model to U.S. schools to make an impact by providing:
- Support for Safe Homes for trafficking survivors in more than 150 countries by meeting basic life needs
- Clean drinking water to orphanages across the globe, so they can properly care for their children.
- Students will have a vested interest in preventing human trafficking which reduces supply and demand.
4. Survivor Opportunities
For information on these and other opportunities for survivors, contact – Survivors@swatleague.org
Survivor Secondary Level Education
S.W.A.T. League is working to expand a curriculum developed by the Covering House they are using to educate female victims between the ages of 13-17 from across the United States who are brought to their organization. This program is part of a holistic restorative program and will work in conjunction with therapeutic counseling services and life skills classes. Units of study are built around themes and topics that are discussed in counseling.
Survivor College Education
S.W.A.T. League is working with a select group of universities to develop strategies for survivors of human trafficking that will provide curriculum and scholarship opportunities. This strategy will allow survivors who qualify an opportunity to further their education so that they can maximize their impact and set realistic goals that they can attain in their life moving forward. This will help each survivor realize their purpose and give them the tools needed to pursue that purpose. Classes will be made available online so that they can be taken in a place where they feel most comfortable. This will require financial support from corporations and philanthropists who want to help make this possible.
Survivor Network Fund for School/Church Assemblies
One of the biggest challenges for survivors who want to help prevent others from becoming victims of human trafficking is that it has been difficult for them to secure opportunities to share their story with the audiences that need to hear it the most. They want to share their story to teens and preteens who are the target demographic along with their parents. We want to help survivors maximize their impact by coordinating speaking engagements on their behalf, so they can spend more time speaking and less time dealing with administrative issues.
5. Support Collaborating Organizations & Other S.W.A.T. Related Initiatives
- Fighting Demand
- Safe Home Support including home for boys
- Gang trafficking reduction initiative
- Student led education
- Demand an End education through State Attorney General
- Transaction Intercept Technology (Current – 8 Cities/Goal – All Major Cities)
- Global Rescue Efforts
- Global Aftercare
- Large awareness events through MLB
- MLB wide training opportunities
- Assist in locating missing children
- Provide Immediate needs such as clothing, food, and transportation
- Tattoo Removal
- Urban Revitalization Initiatives