North HS Raises Funds $1.3K to S.T.O.P. Human Trafficking

On April 20, 2016, Valley Stream North High School’s Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (S.T.O.P.) organization ran a Hat Day fundraiser to benefit Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), which strives to raise awareness about the global epidemic of human trafficking.   

Operation Underground Railroad, led by former CIA, Navy SEALs and Special Agents, rescue children, works with local authorities to arrest the perpetrators, and provide safety and care for the children after they are rescued. In the past two years, they have rescued 521 victims and arrested 161 traffickers around the world.  

S.T.O.P. members wanted to contribute to these efforts. The students provided information about OUR to their peers through Spartan Update and information tables. In addition to Hat Day, they held bake sales to raise money. The Social Studies Honor Society also aided S.T.O.P.’s efforts by holding bake sales and fundraising with collection jars. Because of these efforts and the generosity of the students, faculty and staff, North raised $1,301 to donate to Operation Underground Railroad.