Chris Kuehl, COO of Restore7, interviews Brad Riley who is the president and founder of iEmpathize—an organization that equips adults to empower youth to eradicate exploitation. -------------------------------------------------- The story of iEmpathize: After learning of and encountering the atrocities of human trafficking, several socially-minded creative activists partnered together to start iEmpathize. We came from varied backgrounds with varied skills sets, but each understood that because exploitation is all around us, we all can and should do something to engage it. The core values and methodologies championed by iEmpathize grew out of our collective experiences working with vulnerable youth and what we learn from others making a difference. We have learned that empathy-driven responses at local levels are most effective and while our projects have spanned the globe, our commitment to community-based partnership and empowerment continues to drive our work. Our programs empower youth and adults alike with active empathy and always prioritize prevention. -------------------------------------------------- We also highly recommend watching the documentary Be Relentless (2017)—the story of a Mexican human trafficking survivor who teamed up with iEmpathize to break the Guinness World Record for the longest triathlon as an anthem for survivors and for empathetic engagement:

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