School settings provide the opportunity to promote and support the healthy development of children. Ho‘ōla Nā Pua delivers presentations as part of a class curriculum about th dangers of sex trafficking.
Presentations fulfill two goals:
As teachers, you promote academic success and nurture the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of your students.
By providing educational presentations, which encourage safe and healthy behaviors, youth are more likely to be safe and less likely to experience academic difficulties.
Ho‘ōla Nā Pua in-class presentations answer the following
What is sex trafficking?
Who is at risk?
Why is it common in Hawai‘i?
What are the warning signs?
What are the dangers of social media, online gaming, and the internet?
How can I get help for myself or somebody else?
After attending presentations, 89% of students stated confidence they can recognize warning signs; 91% understood people can be recruited off of social media and gaming, and 91% now know who to
contact for help.
We have curriculum available for 5th grade through 12th grade. To request a presentation for your students, please contact:
Time HItchens, MSW Education Program Manager
Share the Light
“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”