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In partnership with 3Strands Global Foundation’s PROTECT Utah program, the Granite School District is one of eight Local Education Agencies (LEA) nationwide to be awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) to provide human trafficking prevention education to all district staff and students. This grant is the first of its kind, which put GSD at the forefront of fighting human trafficking in schools across the country and has been awarded to GSD based on its potential to change students’ lives. The curricula have been through rigorous federal approval processes and is one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation.
- All 8,000+ GSD staff will be trained on recognizing and responding to human trafficking in schools using our Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol.
- Over a three year period, 35,000+ GSD students will be taught age-appropriate lessons about keeping themselves and others safe from exploitation and abuse
- A special Training-of-Trainers will be given to counselors and social workers who will teach the curriculum to students.