The goal of this event is to honor exceptional achievements of local heroes in the anti-trafficking community and support youth human trafficking prevention initiatives through our award-winning Prevention Project® program.

All proceeds from the Benefit for Freedom will serve to directly reach more at-risk
teens by equipping schools and youth programs with the tools needed to safely and
effectively prevent, identify, report, and intervene in human trafficking situations.

This year’s Benefit for Freedom theme, Light in the Night, highlights the efforts and
achievements of the shining stars to be honored. The light of these local heroes
pierces the dark reality overshadowing victims of trafficking and encourages victims
to walk into new days as survivors. We gladly partner with these heroes as we shine
a light in the lives of at-risk youth through the Prevention Project curriculum.
Students, when properly educated, are no longer in the dark about the realities of
human trafficking and can properly protect themselves.

“I would recommend that the Prevention Project be implemented in all schools because students need to hear that human trafficking is a problem, even if they don’t know all the facts and figures. Just starting the conversation about human trafficking raises awareness that there is an issue to
a group that could be at risk.”  
-Prevention Project Student


Keynote Address By
Jeannine Chewning 
Multi award winning educator including the National Robert H. Jackson Award for Teaching Justice
Prevention Project High School Teacher, six consecutive years



VIP Roundtable Session
The exclusive Roundtable session for major donors to have the opportunity to speak in a small group with one another and with some of the evening’s honorees and distinguished community leaders.

Innovator’s Meet and Greet Mingle
The Roundtable is followed by a Meet and Greet Mingle, where Roundtable guests are joined by a wider circle of important supporters, to engage in conversation with one another and with some of the evening’s honorees and innovators in anti-human trafficking.

The Benefit for Freedom Event
All supporters and attendees gather for the evening’s main program. An elegant array of savory and sweet selections and beverages will be offered. Attendees will have a special first preview of Prevention Project students’ projects highlighted during the evening.