Students Opposing Slavery
We are the generation that says ENOUGH.
Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) is a youth education program for students dedicated to continuing Lincoln’s fight for freedom by raising awareness about modern slavery within a high-risk population – teenagers. A cornerstone of the SOS program is the week-long Students Opposing Slavery International Summit, which President Lincoln’s Cottage first launched in 2013. At the Summit, dozens of teenagers from around the world come together to gain resources and training to take action against human trafficking in their own communities. Started in 2012 by four teenagers who believed that they had a responsibility to do what they could to end slavery in their time, SOS has flourished under the auspices of President Lincoln’s Cottage. Today, SOS is a growing network of young abolitionists from around Washington, D.C., the nation, and the world who are working together to end slavery.
- Raise awareness of human trafficking.
- Publicize Victim Hotline Number: 1-888-373-7888.
- Empower youth leaders of the anti-trafficking movement at the annual summit.
- Create a wave of education and action.
- Encourage others to join the fight.
- Create a template for SOS assemblies.
The 2016 International Summit is June 20-24
Interested in learning more about SOS? Contact the Education Department at President Lincoln’s Cottage at LincolnEd@lincolncottage.org or call 202-829-0436 x223.