Northside High School

NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY TRAINING ON UNDERSTANDING DMST

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Northside High School has been implementing a public relations campaign to bring awareness and education to the issue of Human Trafficking.  They have invited Micah's Promise to provide a FREE evidence based training night for parents, teachers, and students to learn actionable steps to put into place.

The upcoming evidence based training is on February 6th at 6 PM in the Northside Auditorium.  At the training we will discuss:

  • How predators lure children from online interaction on sites like Snapchat and Fortnite.

  • The life of a child victim - the national average age of first trafficking is 11!

  • Which children and teens are most vulnerable to trafficking.

  • Rules for online safety

  • How we can reduce demand

  • And more!

The presenter will be Micah’s Promise Executive Director Bobbi Starr.  Ms. Starr holds a Masters degree in Public Administration & Justice. She has been a victim advocate and community activist in Columbus, Georgia for over 20 years.  She has taught a Human Trafficking course for the Criminal Justice Department of Columbus State University. Micah’s Promise is part of the official Georgia State Human Trafficking Task Force. To learn more visit www.micahspromise.org

If you have questions about the upcoming training please email Emily Styers at styers.emily.v@muscogee.k12.ga.us

Northside High Students Win DECA State Competition with Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

We are proud as punch for the Northside High School DECA Team.

Earlier this year they chose Micah’s Promise to be the local beneficiary of their week-long anti-trafficking campaign. Presenting the facts of the issue was a top concern of the students. They contacted Micah’s Promise for evidence-based training and research.

There are local ripple effects from the attention and prevention training MacKenzie White, Cheyanne Brosmann, and their teacher Emily Styers delivered in their Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign. But the team did not stop there.

The students recently presented their campaign at the statewide DECA Competition and WON FIRST PLACE.

So now these talented and passionate high schoolers are taking their campaign NATIONAL. They have been invited to compete on the National DECA level in Orlando, Florida.

A dedicated local news correspondent, Anjelicia Bruton, came by the Micah’s Promise office to interview Executive Director Bobbi Starr. Ms. Starr shared the impressive nature of young people that not only want to fight to traffic but do so with facts and evidence-based training. Sometimes it takes the young advocates to draw the attention of adults.

You can get involved too.

The 5th Annual Community Training on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is coming up. This year’s keynote speaker is Army Veteran and Former Special Victims’ Detective Kevin McNeil. Learn more about the annual training here: micahspromise.org/annualtraining

Micah’s Promise also host monthly lunch and evening training in downtown Columbus: free training listings

View the full WRBL News Story by Anjelicia Bruton here: Northside High Students are headed to National Deca Competition

Northside High School Concludes "In it to End It" Campaign with a Public Training on DMST Awareness

February 7th is End It Movement’s Shine A Light on Slavery Day. You may have noticed the red “X”s on hands or even donned one yourself. The students of Northside wore the red X and did so much more.

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Marketing teacher and DECA club leader, Mrs. Emily Styers, assisted a team of passionate students as they led a school-wide campaign to bring attention to the movement.

The students put together a multi-step campaign.

They filled the cracks in the school pavement with red sand to illustrate how human trafficking is often overlooked.

They set up a doll box in the cafeteria to show how trafficking objectifies people.

They posted attention-grabbing statistics that showed the size of human trafficking as an industry.

And they invited Micah’s Promise to present evidence-based training and actionable steps to parents, teachers, and fellow students on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.


Micah’s Promise is both grateful and optimistic that our future holds young Freedom Fighters that will be an advocate for those that are unable to speak for themselves.

The work of these Northside High students has:

  • Made their parents and peers aware of the omnipresence of Human Trafficking.

  • Presented actionable steps to protect teens from online grooming and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.

  • Equipped their community with the signs to look for and ways to help if someone they know is being trafficked.

  • Planted the seeds to reduce future demand for human trafficking.

We’re grateful for NHS efforts and their choice to involve Micah’s Promise.

Micah’s Promise offers training that is free and open to the public monthly. Just see our Events Page for the latest information.

We also offer the Not A Number curriculum for classroom settings and Stewards of Children for adults that oversee groups of children. Please contact info@micahspromise.org to learn more.

See the full WRBL report here: https://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/northside-high-school-students-spread-awareness-for-domestic-minor-sex-trafficking/1763368163?fbclid=IwAR3ExJXlpoyJio7Ctma2LSsQ7BtodQJ10C7UfavYFj4_p5_TTA6zNLZg_RE.