“We are fighting to end sex trafficking and exploitation of children one beautiful, valuable and amazing girl at a time.”
Girls With Grit is focused on providing free prevention programs that inform and educate girls about the realities of sex trafficking, Girls with Grit recognizes that the key to keeping girls safe is to reach them before the traffickers do.
Girls With Grit is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the state of Texas. We are in the process of obtaining our 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. IRS Pub 557 indicates that the effective date of our exemption will be retroactive to our date of incorporation which is March 29, 2017
Our children are at risk.
On any given day, approximately 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas. The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state.
Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) is the commercial sexual exploitation and child abuse of children within U.S. borders. It is defined as the “recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act” in which the person is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident under the age of 18 years.
At any given time, there are between 100,000 and 300,000 children in the U.S. alone at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. These children are being coerced and/or forced into situations in which they’re being exploited sexually against their will.