We strive to empower the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders!
The RAV Fellowship is a 9 month long program with the goal to train and empower those passionate about human trafficking and wanting to make a difference in this global epidemic.
Our internship starts with a 3 month training period at our RAV headquarters in Knoxville, TN.The training is focused on preparing our interns to be on the field through training in human trafficking, cross-cultural ministry as well as a biblical study in God & Justice. Each intern will be discipled and live in an intentional Christian community.
Our interns will be sent to work with our international partners in Kenya & Argentina for 3 months each. RAV interns will leave with an expansive knowledge of the fight against human trafficking locally & globally.
We are launching our next class January 2022!
Duration: 9 Months Age: 21+ Fundraising Goal: $1650 a month*
*There will be individual training and mentorship through the fundraising process.
CORE VALUES OF THE FELLOWSHIP
Every trafficking situation is different and victims come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. With such a wide range of possibilities, we believe it is important to prepare our fellows to be trained before they are sent out. We do this by gathering a group of qualified speakers to teach about human trafficking & cross cultural ministry. Interns will go through rigorous training to educate them on the elements of anti-trafficking work, cross cultural ministry & how to bring lasting impact into other cultures.
Discipleship is the key to our program. Each fellow will have a mentor pouring into them while in Knoxville to support them as they grow spiritually & wrestle with the challenges of human trafficking during the training portion. While overseas they will also have calls with a mentor to support them as they work with different ministries.
We desire for all our fellows to gain a variety of field experience to gain understanding of all sides of anti-trafficking work; from advocacy and education to rehabilitation of the victims. With a well rounded view of human trafficking, we pray our interns will be able to get better direction for the role they will play in anti-trafficking work.
MEET THE TEAM
Program Director & Mentor
Linley discovered a passion for anti-trafficking work when living in Amsterdam in college. After working in high school ministry for 5 years, Linley and her husband moved to Knoxville to direct the RAV Fellowship program. She is passionate about empowering young people to make a difference for Christ and really good coffee.
RAV Founder & Mentor
Katie co-founded Raising a Voice after graduating from the University of South Carolina and marrying Will. She has worked in anti-trafficking ministries in over 20 countries and loves to see different cultures come together for the Kingdom. Her two dogs are her best friends.
RAV Founder & Mentor
Will learned about trafficking in Thailand in 2013 and founded Raising a Voice so people with a variety of skill sets could join the counter-exploitation movement. Will has traveled to over 60 countries and has a passion for combining business and mission.