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Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center
The Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center provides a mechanism to bring federal agency representatives from the policy, law enforcement, intelligence, and diplomatic areas together to work on a full-time basis to address the separate but related issues of alien smuggling, trafficking in persons, and criminal support of clandestine terrorist travel and to convert intelligence into effective law enforcement and other action.
International Day of the Girl
This video, released in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2013, features Secretary of State John Kerry discussing the barriers to success that girls face across the globe and the importance of empowering girls to become leaders and innovators who can move their communities forward.
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (JTIP) leads the United States’ global engagement on the fight against human trafficking, partnering with foreign governments and civil society to develop and implement effective strategies for confronting modern slavery. JTIP has responsibility for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, targeted foreign assistance, and public engagement on trafficking in persons. JTIP has many resources, including 20 tips for how individuals can help fight human trafficking.
Spring Break: Be Smart, Be Safe
The State Department is providing students with tips to be smart and safe as they plan a spring break vacation.
TechGirls 2013: A Network of Young Innovators
This video is an overview of TechGirls, an international exchange program to empower young girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology. The program emphasizes hands-on skills development in fields such as programming, robotics, mobile application building, web design, video graphics, and 3D game design.
Top Five Travel Tips for Spring Break 2014
These tips from the Department of State aim to help students traveling abroad during spring break to be prepared and stay safe.
Share with Youth: From Fear to a Love of Nature: One Arctic Youth Ambassador’s Journey
This resource highlights the story of Reth Duir, an Arctic Youth Ambassador and son of South Sudan refugees, who describes how he overcame his fearful attitude about the outdoors and his passion to connect people from across different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds to nature.
Report: Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
This report provides information on international students studying at higher education institutions in the U.S. and students from the U.S. studying abroad. Developed by the Institute of International Education, the report shows the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 7% to a record high of 1,043,839 in the 2015-16 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by 3% to 313,415 students in the 2014-15 academic year.
Department of State High School Study Abroad Scholarships
These merit-based scholarships offer American high school students the opportunity to study abroad while living with host families, engaging with local schools, and gaining skills to be competitive in the global workforce.
Share With Youth: Run, Swim, and Have Fun Outside
Summer is a time for having fun outdoors, but teens must be aware of sun safety and air quality in order to avoid injury and aggravating chronic conditions. These federal resources can help young people — and the adults who work with them — stay safe while enjoying the summer months:
- The Environmental Protection Agency’s ultraviolet (UV) index forecasts can help users prepare for, and avoid excess, UV exposure.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit has sun-safe policies for community programs.
- Use Airnow.gov to track local air quality and prepare accordingly for outdoor activities for youth with asthma.
Public -Private Partnership Launches New AmeriCorps Program to Help Communities Build Resilience
CNCS, DOE, EPA, NOAA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service announced a new commitment to launch the Resilience AmeriCorps pilot program. Resilience AmeriCorps will help communities plan and implement efforts necessary to become more resilient to shocks and stresses, including extreme weather and other impacts of climate change. AmeriCorps VISTA members will serve in up to 12 communities in 2015-2016 to support the development of resilience strategies.
Resource: Local Indoor Air Quality Champions Locator
This website allows users to contact and participate in peer-to-peer learning and sharing with school districts in their area that have earned the distinction of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) champions by the EPA for their achievements in improving IAQ.
Resource: IAQ Knowledge to Action Professional Training Webinar Series Archive
This archived webinar series features four hour-long technical web-based trainings that address how to improve or sustain indoor air quality (IAQ) management programs within schools or school districts. School professionals can use this training to learn about the implementation of a successful framework for IAQ management, critical actions needed to address building-related environmental health, and the use of tools in the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App to identify and prioritize IAQ improvements.
Resource: 3Ts Toolkit for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water
This toolkit helps school officials responsible for the maintenance and/or safety of schools’ drinking water implement prevention programs for lead in drinking water. The toolkit introduces the 3Ts for an approach to reducing lead in drinking water: training, testing, and telling.
Intensive Parole Model for High-Risk Juvenile Offenders
This report discusses results from Washington state's adoption of OJJDP's Intensive Aftercare Program regarding recidivism as well as steps for moving forward.