Adolescence is a time of increased health challenges for young people, including an emerging sexual identity and behavior, more risk-taking and exposure to health risks, and social and family pressures. As they navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents are often faced with responsibilities and decisions that they may not be fully prepared for. And, they may face these decisions without accurate information and comprehensive services. At-risk youth are also frequently missing an important social safety net to help them through this tumultuous time.
Adolescence is also a time when behaviors become habits and risks can be life-changing:
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation works to prevent human trafficking through advocacy and outreach to vulnerable kids, and also rescues and rehabilitates young people who have been trafficked into sex or labor slavery. After rescues, Blue Dragon’s team of social workers, psychologists, teachers and lawyers also provides needed long-term care and educational opportunities for young people, including nutrition, health care, counseling, physical and creative activities, legal advocacy and safe shelter.
Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.