Reality TV Star Uses Influence To Bring Awareness to Child Sex Trafficking Awareness

Bravo's Genise Shelton hosts Teen Summit for at-risk Teens in Atlanta Gaining Media Support Gracing Cover of VEU Magazine
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ATLANTA - Jan. 13, 2018 - PRLog -- According to media outlet "The Hill" President Trump has designated January 2018 as "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month." In a proclamation issued last month, Trump announced that January will be a time for the U.S. to "recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement." It's something media personality and reality TV star Genise Shelton knew when she launched, Our Children's Keeper (http://www.ourchildrenskeeper.org/) last August.

"There were 2 4 2 , 2 9 5 Black and Brown Children missing in 2016 and sadly that number is rising," said Shelton. With renewed interest due to celebrities using their powerful and influential platforms, Cyntoia Brown, (https://www.google.com/search?q=cyntoia+brown&tbm=nws&source=univ&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxlvrd0d3XAhUR8YMKHYauBlAQt8YBCDcoAQ&biw=1366&bih=629) a trending social media topic and victim of sex trafficking may actually receive the justice she wasn't afforded as a young traumatized victim. Genise Shelton, who's Married to Medicine fame provided her a significant platform will host her inaugural Teen Summit in Atlanta on January 21, 2018, specifically for at-risk children, a term, that continues to outgrow its initial definition.  Online registration (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genise-shelton-presents-our-...) is open and limited to 30 teens per city and includes boys and girls ages 13 - 18.

Genise also graces the cover of VEU Magazine (http://veumagazine.com/) (http://veumagazine.com/2018/01/bravo-tv-reality-star-entrepreneur-and-real-estate-agent-genise-shelton-covers-the-jan-feb-2018-issue-of-veu-magazine/) for their inaugural issue, available on January 10th, is being recognized for her efforts around sex trafficking awareness and eradication. CNN reports Sex trafficking as 'The New American Slavery'. According to a 2014 study by the Urban Institute, some traffickers in Atlanta make more than $32,000 a week. The study also cited research findings from 2007 that Atlanta's illegal sex industry generates around $290 million a year.

Former President Obama made a similar proclamation during his presidency, designating January 2017 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Obama also signed anti-human trafficking legislation in 2015 to provide services and protections for trafficking victims. Trump announced that in January, he will sign into law two anti-trafficking bills, the "Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act" and the "No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act."

Atlanta ranks among the top cities facing this rising epidemic. The Teen Summit will take place from 11 am - 6 pm at Jon'Ric Salon and Spa and The Cave Luxury Barber Spa, both located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, where sex-trafficking often hides in plain sight. All teens are encouraged to attend as long as they are between 13 - 18 years of age. A teen can self-register for free, however, every teen must be 'sponsored' for the day that includes, workshops, food, activities including, professional hair styling, haircuts, wardrobe specialists and professional photographers.  Sponsorship starts at $50 per child. Other cities that rank high for human and sex trafficking include Charlotte, Detroit, Miami, Chicago, D.C., and Miami with planned activations in those areas.

Corporate sponsors include Mixed Chicks, Shelton Hospitalist Group, The Cave Luxury Barber Spa, Jon'Ric Salon & Spa, Lanard & Co., Love Cork Screw (Chicago), AIB Network, VEU Magazine, Art by Andre', STEM Atlanta and Pretty Girls Sweat. Sponsorship packages are available and can be requested to help raise necessary funds by visiting http://www.ourchildrenskeeper.org/.

Online registration can be completed by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genise-shelton-presents-our-childrens-keeper-teen-summit-workshop-tickets-40148587506

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