It is estimated that 300,000 US youth become enslaved in the human trafficking industry on an annual basis. Megan Ward’s adolescent years were shaped by abandonment, abuse, drugs and sexual slavery, her future in doubt.
Megan is a survivor, having overcome unimaginable obstacles in her journey from the destructive and dangerous impact of trafficking, to attending college and helping others avoid the same mistakes. Recently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, Megan plans to help other women through mental health and substance abuse counseling once she has completed her college degree.
Youth Opportunity Foundation, in partnership with Hope Center Indy, has created a scholarship program for survivors of sex trafficking. We have commissioned this scholarship program in honor of Megan’s bravery and determination. Megan is an extraordinary example of what one survivor can do when given the opportunity, and resources, to change their own life and opportunity for a successful future.