When Madison Palmer created the Backyard Broadcast Club at Cottonwood High School she hoped to spread awareness among her peers about domestic minor sex trafficking. What followed was a ripple effect of change in her entire community.
Through her fundraising and advocacy efforts, Madison expanded the club and partnered with several organizations to bring the topic of human trafficking to light. Now more than two years since she began the club at Cottonwood, Madison’s Backyard Broadcast Club is noted as being the most successful in the history of the Backyard Broadcast organization.
But Madison didn’t stop there. She took the issue to the Utah Legislature by aiding the passing of House Bill 163, which amended current human trafficking laws.
With her dedication to making the world a safer place, it’s no surprise that Madison is receiving accolades from local and state organizations.
Madison was one of four Utah teens who were named the 2014 Youth Activist Scholarship winners by the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. Madison will receive $1,000 to go toward her first year of college and will be honored at the Bill of Rights Breakfast Celebration on May 16.