Cardinal Stritch University students had the opportunity to participate in the Kapco Charitable Challenge which provides them with a unique opportunity to serve those in the Milwaukee community. Through this challenge Stritch formed three teams that each focused on serious community issues, including human trafficking, dental care for under-served Milwaukee youth, and immunizations for adults and children. Each team of students participated in the challenge from September to November, which was led by a faculty adviser in order to provide focused direction.
The team that focused on human trafficking had the opportunity to “learn about people in the community who have undergone traumatic experiences and met many community leaders who are inspiring change to fight human trafficking.” Through partnering with the Human Trafficking Task Force of greater Milwaukee, Fresh Start Learning, and several other collaborating organizations to address human trafficking, students “were exposed to issues they don’t typically experience and helped make people aware of an issue that has become prevalent.” Students had the opportunity to form lasting relationships with these organizations that carried on after the challenge by raising more than $3,000 to create an annual Survivor Scholarship for survivors of human trafficking to attend Stritch.
To read more about Stritch’s participation in the Kapco Charitable Challenge, visit Stritch news.