kNOwMORE© Human Trafficking Prevention Program

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kNOwMORE is a drama-based and student-centered human trafficking awareness and prevention curriculum, for middle school- and high school-aged youth in San Diego County.

It is a comprehensive and engaging program based on the latest sex trafficking research in San Diego and developed in collaboration with experts from various sectors. The curriculum was designed to help young people recognize the red flags and vulnerabilities around trafficking and equip them to take action for themselves and their peers. The ultimate result would be the prevention and eradication of this injustice in San Diego County and beyond.

kNOwMORE© Human Trafficking Prevention Curriculum


Why Middle and High School?

Research confirmed that recruitment for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) can start as young as 8 years old but the average age of entry in San Diego County is 16 years old.1 This underscores the urgent need for educational interventions in middle and high schools to help prevent the proliferation of trafficking at its beginning stages.

Curriculum Methodology

The curriculum was developed based on the pedagogical understanding that students will best respond to and retain learning experiences gained through2:

  • Creative Mediums
  • Real Stories
  • Interaction

The curriculum is primarily co-facilitated by teaching artists, and survivor facilitators when available, who move the participants through drama, interaction with peer facilitators, dialogue, and informative visuals.

Facilitation and Delivery

The curriculum is designed to take place directly in school facilities or community centers, in a large classroom or small auditorium space that has projection capabilities. The program is designed for maximum impact in either 2 or 3 hours! This engaging experience is spread over two days, offering flexibility with either 60-minute or 90-minute presentations, depending on your bell schedule. Ideal for groups of 100 students or fewer, our program delivers essential content efficiently and effectively.

Curriculum Development Team

The human trafficking curriculum began development in 2016 through the efforts of San Diego Unified School District, PLNU's Center for Justice & Reconciliation, and the San Diego County Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). The curriculum advisory and development team consisted of researchers; survivor leaders; health professionals; and experts from Child Welfare Services, law enforcement agencies, education, victim services, and the applied performing arts.

Interested in booking a kNOwMORE© performance?

Complete the interest form below to initiate the booking process. Upon submission you will be contacted directly by a kNOwMORE facilitator. For any further questions contact the following:

Melissa Baldwin
Program Director

To maximize performance impact, the kNOwMORE team has established a quick guide to facilitate this process. Before completing the Interest Form, please review the Quick Guide HERE.

Interest Form

Advance kNOwMORE©’s Impact

kNOwMORE is funded by donations and grants. Community partners that support our program are making it possible to offer this to local schools and students at no charge.

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