The San Diego Rotary to award $45,000 in human trafficking prevention grants
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Rotary is presenting three schools with over $45,000 in human trafficking prevention grants.
Currently in San Diego County, an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 human trafficking victims exist. Furthermore, human sex trafficking is an $800 million illegal industry in our county.
The average age of victims is 16-years-old and 80% of victims are United States citizens.
San Diego Rotary President David Oates, San Diego Unified School District Program Manager and Youth Advocate Ebonee Weathers, and Sweetwater Union High School District’s Grants and Communications Director Manny Rubio joined us on Good Morning San Diego to explain how these schools are taking action on the issue.
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