On Tuesday, the Ivy Center for Education, Inc., will sponsor a “Human Trafficking Workshop” presented by the Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministries, Inc., (AFC) a model faith-based organization, from 6-7 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church located at 913 University Drive.


According to a spokesperson, “ the organization was formed to provide mentorship and counseling programs to at-risk, underprivileged and displaced youth through multi-faceted youth development interventions.”


AFC is dedicated to fighting injustice and has provided an outlet and platform for growth to over 6,500 at-risk youth with partnerships through schools, churches, and community serving youth programs in Houston, Texas, Pine Bluff and Little Rock.


AFC’s programs such as the “DVHT- Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking,” “SOP- Street Outreach Program,” and the “TLP- Transitional Living Program” are uniquely structured to keep students engaged in school, teach students to be more responsible, and enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while working within a team-oriented, cooperative learning framework, the spokesperson said.


Through the enhancement of these skills, youth can get better prepared to express themselves effectively and creatively in any social environment, thus bolstering their self-confidence and opportunities for success in life and work.


According to a press release, AFC’s mission is to inspire excellence and promote leadership to youth through mentoring, music and the performing arts in order to provoke positive change and enrichment in our community.


For more information about Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministries, contact Shanta Rice at (870) 619-2914 Program Manager or Angela Roby, Human Rights-Outreach Advocate.


“The mission of the Ivy Center for Education is ‘To Promote Student Excellence in Academics and Good Character which improves community stability for continued success,’” ICE President Mattie Collins said. “Therefore, we are happy to sponsor this very informative workshop. The community is cordially invited to attend.”


For more information about the Ivy Center for Education and how your students may join the program, contact Collins at kencol1@msn.com or Patricia Berry, Executive Director at koolaidpat1@aol.com