Prevention & Outreach

Prevention and Outreach initiatives focus on educating youth about the risks and causes of commercial sexual exploitation. By spreading awareness, GEMS works to build safer, more productive communities and families while offering young survivors a space to both heal and reach their full potential.

GEMS’ Youth Outreach Team conducts peer-led facility-outreach workshops in residential and detention facilities across New York City and Westchester. Workshops raise awareness about the realities of the commercial sex industry for girls and young women at risk for commercial sexual exploitation while also providing peer support and leadership. A youth-friendly curriculum is used to facilitate open and honest discussion about commercial sexual exploitation of children, domestic violence, and other societal factors contributing to its prevalence today.

Click here for a list of topics that GEMS’ Youth Outreach team covers.

Click here to request a Youth Outreach speaker.