The Aventura Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce (AMC) “Aventura Young Professionals” (AYP) have recently begun a series of community outreach projects to add to their schedule of business-to-business networking events. The AYP is chaired by Brandon Stein, STEINLAW and the committee includes Helena Farber, Farber Law and John Hershman, Northern Trust.
After hearing Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Dade County State Attorney, speak on the topic of human trafficking, the AYP “Angels” committed to raise $2,000 by March 1st to help buy clothing, shoes and toiletries for the victims who are housed in a ‘safe house’. The facts are staggering: 67% are local victims, half are 17 years old or younger and 96% of them are female. These young girls are being kidnapped from our streets, isolated from family and friends and sold by modern slavers into a life of constant abuse and pain.
Krop Senior High School 11th grade student Jacki Hatch, has partnered with the AYP Angels of the AMC to not only collaborate on this awareness and fundraising project, but has also chosen to make this her senior year community service project. Jacki will be working with the AMC and the State Attorney’s office to provide content for a new human trafficking website, raise the community consciousness about the issue through speeches, social media and more. “______________________________________________________________________
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The State Attorney’s Human Trafficking Unit involves the collaboration of highly- skilled prosecutors, investigators, and victim specialists who work to bring both charges to the orchestrators of human trafficking and to rehabilitate survivors. Since the inception of the unit in 2012, the State Attorney’s office has built over 500 cases.
For more information, aventuramarketingcouncil.com or call 305.932.5334