Boulder Flatirons Rotary recently celebrated its 20th Charter Night at the Tri-City Elks Lodge in Louisville and awarded the Norris Hermsmeyer Spark Plug Award to Brad Riley of iEmpathize. The Spark Plug Award serves to recognize an individual who has sparked a transformative new initiative.
In the mid 2000’s Brad had partnered with anti-trafficking projects in Southeast Asia. Passionate about the situation, he brought his expertise to the States. In 2009, through their contribution of ideas, expertise, time, service and money Brad and a group of fervent supporters established iEmpathize, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to combating crimes against children. The iEmpathize project prioritizes prevention and empowers youth and adults with empathy and action to eradicate child exploitation at home and internationally. Teens are targeted for exploitation and therefore need to be empowered to know how to navigate their vulnerabilities in order to stay safe and successful.
Through iEmpathize a multi-media prevention curricula called Empower Youth Program was created and is available in English and Spanish to educators, parents, and youth service providers. The program empowers youth and equips adults to preventatively recognize and respond to issues of exploitation.
For more information about iEmpathize please contact Brad Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come see the completed #documentary Be Relentless and sponsor prevention in the US and Mexico! 11/18….https://t.co/X64gCHtr1X
For more information about Boulder Flatirons Rotary, email email@example.com.
Please visit Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club! We meet every Wednesday morning from 7:15am-8:30am at the East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder, CO.