On April 13th, YGL got the opportunity to attend a very special evening at Laura and Rachel’s Church- First Congregational United Church of Christ in Boulder. The night was set up as a traditional Jewish Seder with a twist that brought an influential focus to the night; the powerful aspects of modern-slavery that still occur in our world today. Through various wonderful guest speakers and organizations we were able to learn chilling yet important facts about modern slavery. We learned about those who are brutally mis-treated and forced to do unthinkably awful things, violating their privacy, happiness, and existence. We learned that in our own country slavery still exists (much to my and others surprise), forcing vulnerable people to give up the freedoms that all humans deserve.

Although the night shared disturbing information, we all became far more knowledgeable, and were offered hope on the situation, because we were offered resources that allow us to take our own steps toward preventing slavery from this point forward. We were very lucky to make new connections that will hopefully help to sustain YGL’s role in learning about and preventing slavery.

To learn how you can become involved please visit and learn more about these organizations: iEmpathize, Free the Slaves,and Transitions Global.

Submitted by Aleiya Evison, Youth Global Leadership Founding Member

The Philanthropiece Youth Global Leadership program addresses issues, both locally and globally, through direct change in communities worldwide.   They work to inspire and develop a new generation of leaders with a goal of fostering relationships, and involving the world’s youth in change