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

MacKenzie and Cheyanne at the City Council meeting where Micah’s Promise Day was declared.

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.

Northside High School Marketing Teacher and Deca Club Sponsor Emily Stryers

Northside High School Marketing Teacher and Deca Club Sponsor Emily Stryers

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 trafficking but do so with facts and evidence-based training. Sometimes it takes the young advocates to draw the attention of adults.

WRBL Correspondent Anjelicia Bruton covering all angles of the story by visiting the Micah’s Promise for follow up interview.

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 trainings 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