Skye Steele & Embracing Your Higher Calling
According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 100,000+ US children are exploited in forced exploitation every year. Sex trafficking is a billion-dollar industry with no signs of slowing down. In fact, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in trafficking and calls for help. With more time spent online, young adults and children have become more vulnerable. Whether it’s a lack of supervision or their desire to connect with the outside world, the numbers have steadily increased over the past year. Much more awareness, education, and prevention are needed to help and Skye Steele and Streetlight USA are here to help.
Streetlight USA is a nonprofit organization that provides three tiers of service to those escaping sex trafficking or at risk of being trafficked. They work in conjunction with the Phoenix Dream Center and government agencies to identify victims and get them the help they need. This includes young men and boys, an often underserved group who aren’t always as willing to come forward as women and girls are. Skye believes that collaboration is important to truly make a difference in the lives of those who have been trafficked. It’s about not only helping the trafficked but restoring their families from this traumatic experience. Prevention and education are key to helping lessen the number of young people being trafficked yearly.
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Kay recently spoke with Skye about StreetLightUSA, their programs, sex trafficking education and prevention, and more.
Click the video below to view their interview or click here to listen on Spotify
The Defining Symbol: The Cross
To Skye Steele, faith is defining her life so it’s no surprise that her symbol is the cross. Her faith has lead her to help those who have been trafficked and aid them in finding their own faith. The Cross is an easily identifiable symbol with a variety of different meanings, the most obvious being its relation to Christianity. The Cross signifies love, humility, fulfilled promises, and more. But to Skye, it symbolizes the precious, important relationship not only she but the women and girls of Streetlight, have with God.
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About Skye Steele and StreetLightUSA
Skye Steele is the CEO of StreetLightUSA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. In 2009 she joined the anti-trafficking movement and founded Phoenix Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Program in addition to the Clinical Services Department, Women’s Development, and Youth Development Programs. She believes that anyone in the right place who has a heart and desire to make a difference in people’s lives can truly make a difference. She hopes children at StreetLightUSA find love, acceptance, god, their purpose in life and are set on a path to success while in her care.
StreetLightUSA provides crisis intervention, stabilization, and 24/7 residential care through a variety of programs and services tailored to meet the needs of young girls at risk for and victims of child sex trafficking.
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