Sharing a difficult story

Sharing a difficult story

Control room

Learning that human sex trafficking was taking place around Fort Worth, Texas, students in the video production class at Southwest High School used their technical skills to tell the story.

With input from Traffick911 — a local nonprofit that runs Triumph House, a ranch for victims — students created a video news program to raise awareness and held a live broadcast for schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District. (Students in the broadcast control room are shown at the right.) In addition, they filled baskets with personal toiletries and made blankets for each girl at Triumph House. Southwest High students also did presentations for Delta Gems, an organization serving pre-teen and teenage girls in Tarrant County. These girls then shared the information in their schools and churches.