NHS Raises Awareness during month of January

NHS Raises Awareness during month of January
Posted on 01/31/2018
This is the image for the news article titled NHS Raises Awareness during month of JanuaryTo publicize the red flags of human trafficking, Nacogdoches High School wore blue in January.

On Tuesdays during this past month, staff and students were encouraged to wear blue - staff and faculty that participated were allowed to wear blue jeans for the day.

January was Human Trafficking Awareness month, and the NHS Student Council wanted to bring awareness to the problem. It’s also a project of the Texas Association of Student Councils, and high schools across the state participated.

Estimates in Texas indicate there are roughly 234,000 victims of labor trafficking and approximately 313,000 victims of human trafficking in the state. 

Red flags of trafficking can include a person that’s not free to come and go on his or her own and a person that’s not allowed breaks or suffers unusual restrictions at work.

The Rev. Lorraine Brown, associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, was a special guest in January and visited with NHS Student Council about human trafficking.

KTRE news report here