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Airline Ambassadors International Plans to Combat Human Trafficking

Michele Klein, a Fort Mill resident and a member of Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), wants to bring human trafficking awareness training to the Charlotte area. To accomplish this and to advocate for the training, AAI hosted a fundraiser at the St. Philip Neri Catholic church on June 10th. There they gave a presentation on state efforts to combat trafficking as well as provided a screening of the movie Sold about a girl who had been trafficked from her village in Nepal to a brothel in India. The success of June 10th has led to conversations about future event in Rock Hill. What Klein and AAI are proposing...

Yellow Diamonds Mark the Path to a Safe Place

Youth homelessness is a serious issue across America. The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers. However, there is most likely a large gap between the estimates and the actual count of homeless youth across America. The true count would be much higher. Advocates who work with the homeless say that many kids slip through the cracks because they don’t fill out the survey necessary for them to be a part of the count. Another challenge to getting accurate numbers on homeless...