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Our Understanding “the Life” interactive simulation is an engaging tool used to reach smaller audiences about the issue of sex trafficking among teens.  This 90 minute simulation led by an Ascent 121 facilitator guides the audience through discussion and interaction.  The group follows a discovery of facts along a map charting a potential path into trafficking.  This powerful tool encourages participants to move from mere knowledge of the topic to engaging in a way that activates questions and response.

This experience answers the questions such as- How are Indiana teens likely to get trafficked? What makes them vulnerable?  What does it mean for a teen to be groomed by a trafficker?

We offer this experience at the Ascent 121 office quarterly.  However, if you are interested in hosting a session at your place of employment, church or civic group, you may request to have this experience brought to you with a minimum of six participants and we request an honorarium appropriate for the scope of your experience. Understanding “the Life” is intended for smaller groups (no more than 20). A parent must accompany participants under 18. Not recommended for children under 12.

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To request the Understanding “the Life” interactive simulation to be facilitated at your employer, home, church, or civic organization, please request a speaker by completing an online form and someone from our team will contact you to discuss your group’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long is the Understanding “the Life”? The interactive simulation is typically about 90 minutes. Since this is a small group experience, there tends to be a lot of engagement and therefore more discussion and questions.

Can I attend by myself? Yes you can come by yourself.  However, this is a very informative and powerful experience, which lends itself to bringing a friend or family member if you are interested. We typically recommend 4-8 people per discussion tool for optimal engagement.

Why do I have to register in advance? We staff this event based on attendance. It’s very important to know how many are coming. There is also the possibility of cancellation in the event of inclement weather. We can’t alert you of a cancellation if we don’t know you are coming.

What if the weather is bad? In the event of inclement weather this event could be cancelled. We will text all pre-registered participants two hours before the start time on the day of the event to alert you of a cancellation.

I love Understanding “the Life” – how can I help? We need volunteers interested in facilitating  Understanding “the Life” for community requests.  If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact