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Urban Light

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Rehabilitate victims of sexual exploitation

Results: UL has recently inaugurated the new Youth Center and has incorporated new programming and on-going support and care. Our number of participants continues to increase based on word-of-mouth throughout the red light district.

Target demographics: Male youth who are victims of sex-trafficking, child prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation. Also at-risk male youth ages 14-24.

Geographic areas served: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Programs: Life Skill Training: Communication, Anger Mgmt, Health Awareness, Hygiene, Money Mgmt. English Training: Basic English language skill-building Case Management Health Services + Testing Night Outreach in Red Light District

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Rating: 5

Urban Light ticks every box when thinking about non-profit sustainability, growth, and impact, locally within the community, and internationally. Headed by an amazing,inspiring change maker Alezandra Russell, Alezandra is a social entrepreneur of the highest caliber -entering these amazing boys lives to make a positive difference - and creating lasting social change in Northern Thailand. The boys are charismatic, intelligent and talented. Urban Light works at harnessing their talents and creating opportunities that these boys may not have had otherwise. Working with Alezandra and the boys is a gift I do not take for granted, and I look forward to helping Urban Light grow from strength to strength becoming an example to the local and international community of what can be achieved when you work hard and believe in the boys like Urban Light do.