Published March 5, 2018
Happy Monday, friends! It’s officially March and that means I feature a NEW organization that has dedicated their time to fighting human trafficking. This month, I’m highlighting an awesome group called Teens Against Sex Trafficking!
Teens Against Sex Trafficking
I’m so excited to share this group with you all! Teens Against Sex Trafficking (TAST) offers a curriculum to help equip and empower teens with the right tools they need to help protect themselves and their peers against the traps of human trafficking.
When I spoke with the Executive Director, Kaylena Riendeau, I was blown away by her poise and her drive to help end human trafficking. Check out her story:
“Teens Against Sex Trafficking (TAST) was 7 years in the making; the journey beginning the end of freshman year at Bethel University while leading a chapter of IJM on campus. After volunteering and advocating for anti-trafficking organizations, the Lord called me to direct Teens Against Sex Trafficking as a non-profit organization in Sioux Falls, SD. The Lord is faithful in this journey, and students are feeling even more empowered in being the hands and feet of Jesus in a broken world.
TAST exists to end human trafficking through embracing students, empowering them to raise awareness of trafficking, and educating them on this injustice. Students are sent out to serve in populations impacted by this oppression where students are challenged in their faith and have an opportunity to experience Jesus in a new way.
Embrace. Empower. Educate.”
Since beginning TAST, over fifty students have joined their group, meeting regularly at school to discuss human trafficking and how to guard themselves against it. As more and more students express interest in joining, TAST has begun to develop a curriculum to be used in other schools as well! Check out their website here!