T Goes To College 2014!!

"T" NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!! Accepted to Study Abroad in Spring of 2015, as a Sophomore who has already had to take out OVER $15,000 in Loans, Any Support To Help Her Continue College is MUCH Appreciated!!
Ending 2013, Listed as one of TIME Magazine's...

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"T" NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!! Accepted to Study Abroad in Spring of 2015, as a Sophomore who has already had to take out OVER $15,000 in Loans, Any Support To Help Her Continue College is MUCH Appreciated!!

Ending 2013, Listed as one of TIME Magazine's "30 People Under 30 Changing the World", Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew is a Reputable Survivor Leader, Nationwide Legislation and Policy Consultant and Trainer in Youth Comprehension. From the ages of 10-17 T Survived being subject to Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the United States, through Domestic Human Trafficking. T now uses her lived experiences to teach, lead, and educate on needed reforms to systems and existing services that often interface sexually victimized youth including the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Mental Health systems. T has lectured at Many venues including The Coordinating Council of the US Office of Juvenile Justice, Georgetown Law, LA County Probation Department, The TriBeca Film Festival, White House Office Of Management and Budgeting, and the U.S. Senate. She has testified before members of Congress, and shared her story on a national level as one of GLAMOUR Magazine's 2011 Women of the Year. T currently serves on The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council and is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Project for Girls. Most Recently she has trained Law Enforcement through working with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Has Spoken as a Keynote for The American Bar Association (ABA). She has Also Been Featured on MSNBC Live and ABC. She Proudly Contributed in the Launch of the US Senate Caucus to Combat Human Trafficking Led by Senators Portman and Blumenthal alongside Jada Pinkett Smith. She has also been Awarded By The Los Angeles County Probation Department For Her Local & National Work. Dearest To her Heart, T is a Daily Mentor to other young people who have been similarly forced into the modern day form of slavery. As a Full-Time College Student in Washington DC, T is Continually campaigning (TGoesToCollege2014) to raise the continue raising the neccessary funding to obtain her B.A. in Communications, with a Minor in Political Science.

T feels that with A College Degree (Major in Mass Communications; Minor in Public Policy) That she can further contribute to her advocacy of Victims of Domestic Human Trafficking and Foster Youth.

Some of Her Experience Includes:

Narrator For the Texas Young Laywers Association (TYLA) "Slavery Out Of The Shadows" Multimedia Community Awareness Project

Vital Contributor in the "Our Daughters Are Not For Sale" Proclamation Signing by The Women of the House and Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi; Collabortion Project with GOOGLE

Served as a panelist for GOOGLE Ideas I.N.F.O. Summit

Served as a Panelist at the U.S. Senate

Model for Blair Underwood including September's "Red Carpet Event" featuring Robin Thicke, Ginuwine, Faith Evans, Jermain Dupree & Sydney Nycole, as well as the upcoming Blair Underwood K&G Clothing Stores Commercial

Serves on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Project 4 Girls Based in Washington D.C.

4 year Local Community MC (SEM Awareness Week & Runaway Awareness Week)

GLAMOUR Magazine's 2011 Woman of the Year

TriBeca Film Festival Panelist

Assisted in Building an Alameda County Social Services Program (YAP)

Assisted in pioneer funding and served as first Peer Educator/Facilitator to a Nationally Known Alameda County Non-profit for Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY)

With a College Degree, She Could Change The World!!!

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