National Capital Area

"Fighting Back" Peer Educators

The Fighting Back program brings awareness to the horrific realities of domestic minor sex trafficking and equips teens to protect themselves against sexual predators. The program includes a training session to develop 4 peer educators who with the guidance of a managing adult supervisor will facilitate an anti-sex trafficking curriculum at local schools and/or youth serving organizations.

The YWCA NCA will place a special focus on foster care programs as statisitics show that this in one of the most vulnerable populations with 80% of young people in foster care being affected by sex trafficking. Through this program, local teens will learn more about the issue's far-reaching effects both locally and globally, red flags, and strategies to avoid coercion into the life of sex trafficking.

Interested in Fighting Back for a worthy cause? Become a Peer Educator with the YWCA National Capital Area!


  • Must be enrolled in high school with solid grades ("B" average or better)
  • Able to attend all trainings, on time!
  • Facilitate 8 Fighting Back workshops with peers over the 2015-2016 program year (workshops are 2 hours)

* There is a monetary stipend for each educator who completes the year-long program.

Below you will find the application, contract and photo release.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Youth Programs Coordinator, Shelby Love HERE




CHARA: I am 18 years old and a recent graduate of Elanor Roosevelt High School. I joined the Fighting Back Program because I feel that sex trafficking is a topic that should be well known to the community. Fun Fact: Rapper "Future" and I have the same birthday!

KELLI: I am a freshmen at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. I am interested in FB because it brings awareness to young people about sex trafficking and I think all girls should be aware of the outcomes before it's too late. Fun Fact: I sing!

KARI: I am 16 years old and a senior at Elizabeth Seton High School. I joined the Fighting Back Program because I feel that by helping one person acquire knowledge about sex trafficking, I'd be helping many more along the way. Fun Fact: I've lived in North Philly and Charleston!

ALIYA: I am 13 years old and in the 9th grade at the Maret School. Fun Fact: I am part of a bowling league!


Fighting Back Program Contact Information:
Email| 202.626.0700


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