HPS Hosting Community Forum on 2/28 to Combat Human Trafficking

Students 6-12 will also be given the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate training

Hannibal School District parents/guardians and community members are invited and encouraged to learn how to help identify, prevent and respond to human trafficking during a community forum from 6p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Hannibal High School auditorium. 

This community forum will be led by Russ Tuttle, President and Founder of the Stop Trafficking Project. His organization uses communication, leadership, team development and compassion to combat domestic minor sex trafficking.

HPS’s highest priority is to help ensure the safety, security and well-being of our students. To that end, HPS has partnered with Hannibal Alliance for Youth Success (HAYS)  to bring the BeAlert  training to Hannibal. 

The Stop Trafficking Project has used the BeAlert Strategy with more than 100,000 students in Missouri and Kansas via school assemblies designed to educate and empower students to be safer when online. The Stop Trafficking Project exists to end domestic minor sex trafficking before it starts by disrupting the exploitation of vulnerability.

The BeAlert presentation is powerful, practical information, is designed for immediate impact, and has proven long-term influence in communities that engage with The Stop Trafficking Project.

Students in grades 6-12 will participate in fun and age-appropriate training sessions with Tuttle on Feb. 29th to learn how they can help protect themselves from the dangers of human trafficking. Parents/guardians have the opportunity for their children to opt out of the sessions.