Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd
Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself
The Common Senior Experience is where all Olympian High School seniors will read and work with themes from one common book. The Senior Class of 2017 is reading Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd.
Olympian High School pledges to develop its student body into a community that reaches out to others and fosters life-long positive attitudes towards helping both women and men who have survived human sexual trafficking. Yearlong efforts will be made to engage students in curriculum, activities designed to transform the community into one that is aware of the obstacles and hardships of those who have fallen victim to human sexual trafficking and making strides toward their recovery.
Goal: Raise funds and awareness to support Alabaster Jar Project, who exists to empower survivors of human trafficking. The Alabaster Jar Project operates a Drop-In Resource Center in North County San Diego which provides clothing, toiletries, nonperishable food items, and baby needs. They also provide a safe living environment and transitional housing that facilitates spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional healing along with an array of support services and educational opportunities. And also, vocational opportunities and training through our social enterprise.