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What is Freedom-U

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Freedom-U is a student anti-trafficking movement for area university and college students interested in human rights, specifically human trafficking.  The core mission of Freedom-U is to train and engage students to participate in impactful work designed to combat and prevent human trafficking which occurs domestically. 

Many people who learn about human trafficking, find themselves becoming cause minded with a desire to do something meaningful to prevent this human rights violation. Human trafficking is a tremendously complex issue which can be overwhelming. Individuals wanting to become involved are faced with many challenges when they ask themselves "What can I do?"  

Freedom-U is one way to answer that question and become engaged in meaningful work toward eradicating this form of modern-day slavery.

Freedom-U was launched in January 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. It is currently available in San Antonio and the surrounding areas with future plans to expand to universities throughout Texas. We are seeking students like YOU with a desire to be connected to this cause, help others become connected, and give back to the community.

How Does Freedom-U Work?

How do I join? 

All you need is to be currently enrolled in a college or university and have a valid Student I.D.

What is the process like to join Freedom-U Student Anti-Trafficking Movement? 

The process is as simple as 1, 2, 3! Fill out a short questionnaire, read and sign our volunteer agreement and complete our online training.

What does it cost? 

There is no cost to join. In order to connect with our web-based system you will need a Gmail email account.

What will I be expected to do?  

You will be trained to better understand human trafficking. This will prepare you to be assigned as part of a larger team micro-project-work or tasks that fit in with larger project deliverables to prevent and combat human trafficking.  

This will include tasks such as:

  • research
  • writing a small section of web content
  • assist with developing training
  • edit or proof read content
  • participate on project team
  • be on an event team
  • assist with planning
  • assist with managing a project
  • contribute skills in web or graphic design
  • work on multi-media project

What is a Micro-Project?

A micro-project is a task or deliverable assigned to you that allows you to contribute a small amount of time working on something that combines with the work of others into a larger more significant project.  Much of this work will allow you to contribute work related to your field of study while doing real-world work.  Micro-project work will usually allow you work around your school and/or work schedule, interact with team members with our on-line project management system.

Why is this a great opportunity? 

One of the greatest opportunities about Freedom-U is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the youth of this generation. Not only will you get the opportunity to build relationships with fellow peers and employers, but you will be able to look back and say that you were a defining voice for the youth of this generation and helped make a difference in the prevention and combating of human trafficking.

How can this help my future career after college? 

As a part a Freedom-U, we want to equip you with the skills that help you in getting the career you want. Employers look not only to those who have a degree, but also to those who have experience. The experience you gain as part of Freedom-U will help build your resume for future employers through meaningful volunteer work, resume-worthy training, leadership development, and possible networking opportunities with professionals currently working in the a variety of disciplines such as social work, human services, law enforcement, criminal justice, psychology, medicine/ nursing.