Isabelle Tudor Schwartz is on a mission. The tenth grader currently at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School has actively been raising awareness throughout the CSRA on sex trafficking. "I was inspired when I read Sold, a true story account of a girl sold into sex trafficking at a young age by Patricia McCormick. Through my own research, I learned that this is a big problem in the U.S. and here in Augusta. This is something I feel I can give a unique approach to as a teenager living in the age of social media. Although I never experienced this personally, I still want to make a difference."
A difference being felt throughout the Richmond County School System and the CSRA. Schwartz was asked to speak at Augusta University this past March for the Impacting Student Learning Conference; where she spoke on sex trafficking and its lack of awareness throughout the CSRA and presented key information on the topic to educate and inform the community. Schwartz primarily focuses on educating her peers and teenagers on the dangers of sex trafficking combined with social media. Recently, she was highlighted in an issue of the Summerville Living Magazine for her accomplishments throughout the Augusta community as a young advocate.
She is continuing this mission as she will also be speaking at the Women on Assignment Conference at the Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta on Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM. "Every conference is another way to reach people, I am so grateful for each opportunity."