100 San Rafael High School Teachers Trained about Human Trafficking
Marlene Capra of Soroptimist International of Marin County was part of the PROTECT Team that provided training to 100 San Rafael High School teachers on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. PROTECT is a human trafficking prevention education program that was developed in 2015 through a coalition of three nonprofits (3Strands Global Foundation, Love Never Fails, and Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives), in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California, the California Department of Education, Cisco Systems, and the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State University. Through this program, teachers and students are learning about red flags, protocols, and ways to prevent exploitation through an online curriculum that provides all classroom materials necessary.
SIMC donated $5000 to the Marin County Office of Education to partially fund PROTECT training for schools in Marin County. Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools, has been involved in every step of getting this training provided.
Marlene is a member of SIMC and also a PROTECT Liaison. She and her Soroptimist Sisters are dedicated to educating teachers, students, and the entire community about how to recognize and prevent human trafficking. Marlene says that providing this training to teachers in Marin County brings us "...steps closer to equipping our students in becoming less a victim in this generation and having this information reach the community so everyone is empowered."