There are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas including almost 80,000 minors and youth victims, according to a study by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Floresville ISD has invited Cara Little of Harvest House to provide an age-appropriate presentation for students in grades 7-12 about this important topic. The presentation will include general information about human trafficking with specific information about how students can help prevent trafficking by reducing dangerous behaviors and being able to recognize the characteristics of a human trafficker. Ms. Little will share how students can decrease their vulnerability by avoiding social media and online predators as well as share resources for students if they, or their friends, are approached by a human trafficker.
We know that this kind of information is important to the safety of our students. We also understand that parents and guardians may want to preview this information before it is shared with their children. For that reason, FISD has asked Ms. Little to share her presentation with interested parents on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 6:30 P.M. at the Floresville Middle School Cafeteria.
As the school year closes and summer approaches, students will have more free time. FISD wants to equip students with information that will help them make choices that ensure a happy and safe summer. However, if you do not want your child to attend the human trafficking presentation, you may opt-out using the following methods:
- Fill out the online form here.
- Return the bottom portion of this correspondence to your child’s campus. (for eays printing, use the pdf attached at the bottom of this page)
*Paper notice of opt-out must be received at your child’s campus by Monday, May 20 at 4:00 P.M.
Electronic opt-out must be received by Monday, May 20 at 8:00 P.M.
I do not want my child to attend the human trafficking presentation on May 21, 2019.
Parent Name: _______________________________________
Child’s Name: ______________________________________ Grade _______
Parent Signature:____________________________________ Phone Number:___________________
More about the presenter:
Harvest House is a non-profit outreach that began ten years ago to help underage victims of human trafficking in Texas. Cara Little began working with Harvest House six years ago in South East Texas. She has worked in advocacy, awareness and other positions within the organization. She speaks at various schools, churches and organizations around the state to bring awareness of the dangers of human trafficking.