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Human Trafficking Prevention Community Conversation to be Held at Eastland-Fairfield, February 22

Walking Wise logoIn partnership with the Walking Wise foundation, Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools will be co-hosting a Human Trafficking Prevention educational and awareness workshop on February 22, 2023, at Eastland Career Center.

Eastland-Fairfield has partnered with Walking Wise, a recently-founded organization dedicated to educating families and communities about the dangers, risk factors, and prevention methods that help battle worldwide human and child sex trafficking. The partnership is a continued promise to help educate students, families, and our communities about the indicators, impact, and dangers of human trafficking in order to protect and serve our children. 

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at the Engineering Technologies Center on the campus of Eastland Career Center in Groveport. It is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Karla Highman, the founder of Walking Wise, will guide a community conversation that will provide education and resources to help prevent and serve victims of human and child trafficking.

The event is open to the public and is available at no cost. Registration is recommended so we may properly accommodate our guests. 


January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States of America and is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking and educating the public about how to identify and prevent this crime. There are estimated to be more than 24.9 million people — adults and children — subjected to human trafficking around the world, including in the United States (U.S. Department of State). As of June 2022, Ohio ranks 4th in the nation for the highest rates of human trafficking (Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, Interview July 2022).

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Eastland Career Center, Engineering Technologies Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125

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Flyer for the human trafficking prevention event, featuring two students looking down at their phones.
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About Eastland-Fairfield
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is the seventh-largest career and technical education district, geographically, in the State of Ohio. We serve more than 5,000 students in 16 school districts throughout Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway counties. Eastland-Fairfield provides more than 35 programs to over 1,600 high school and adult students. The district has two main campuses — Eastland Career Center in Groveport and Fairfield Career Center in Carroll, with satellite locations at four of our associate high schools: Gahanna Lincoln, Groveport Madison, New Albany, and Pickerington North. 
Founded in 1969. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools’ mission is to engage, enrich, and equip students every day in every experience. We prepare students to pursue their life’s next E: Employment, Enlistment, Entrepreneurship, and/or additional Education. Visit us online at www.eastlandfairfield.com and follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube, and LinkedIn for regular updates, fun content and information.

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