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Human Trafficking Topic of Rotary Club Meeting

Islander Newsletter, November 22, 2017

Just below the surface of our global society lies a sinister network of human traffickers. People who prey on the most vulnerable for profit…Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s guest speaker recently, Nola Theiss, founder and executive director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships in Fort Myers and former Sanibel resident, city council member and Mayor of Sanibel has been involved with bringing mindfulness of this type of crime to the public for the last 11 years with help from her partnering connections…Sanibel-Captiva Rotary helped with financial support for HTAP and getting started and continue today with supporting the premier outreach program ARTREACH to youth throughout Southwest Florida…

Nola speaks at a number of organizations and businesses trying to shed light on the warning signs of someone trying to manipulate a person that the human trafficking predator has identified as prey and recently has been invited into the schools to educate students on the likely techniques these predators use in recruitment of the young and vulnerable…

HTAP has found that their ARTREACH program is probably their most effective programming tool to reach young people in stressful situation in life. Nola brought with her a brand-new, just off the press, beautifully designed art bool filled with artwork produced by students in the ARTREACH program. This book is available at the Sanibel library. For more information, you can contact Nola at 239-415-2635 or 877-395-1737.