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Mission

INTERVENTION: worthy squared advocates for those who have been exploited through commercial sex, or sex trafficking, so they may reclaim their dignity and self-worth. Our team compassionately guides and mentors survivors as they discover true FREEDOM and the faith to dream again.

PREVENTION: We believe the only way to eradicate commercial sexual exploitation, or sex trafficking, is to prevent it from happening in the first place. It must be stopped at the root, the source. The child victim today becomes the adult victim needing intervention tomorrow. We believe through education and awareness training it is possible to STOP the GROOMING, and eventual sexual exploitation, of our children and youth.  

 
               worthy² Team

Leadership

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Kathryn Guthrie

Founder & Director
Kathryn Guthrie has always had a heart for the “underdog”. As early as elementary school she can recall defending the kid everyone picked on- to the point of spending time in the principal’s office for her “intervention” efforts.

 
In 2008, Kathryn spent two months in Vietnam finalizing the adoption of her daughter. While there, she saw firsthand the devastation of commercial sexual exploitation, or sex trafficking. Once home, she began researching the issue. Kathryn quickly discovered that human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking, was also a sad reality in the U.S., including in her home state of Alabama. This form of modern-day slavery spoke to her heart and a lit a fire of outrage in her spirit.

 

Kathryn began volunteering with Redeem, an anti sex trafficking organization based in Columbus, GA. There was a need for this type of organization in Alabama and the decision was made to launch Redeem Alabama in January 2017 where Kathryn served as Director until December 2020. In March of 2021 Kathryn founded worthy2 (worthy squared), a ministry dedicated to advocating for those who have been exploited through commercial sex or sex trafficking. God’s purpose was clear- walk alongside survivors on their journey to true freedom and advocate to break the chains of modern-day slavery…become an ABOLITIONIST.

Development 

Hannah Tarwater

Hannah serves as our Social Media Strategist. After learning about human trafficking at the end of high school, she eventually discovered a college chapter of International Justice Mission (IJM), an anti-trafficking organization with operations around the world, and got involved. Her experiences with IJM have fueled her passion to fight trafficking and injustice. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Elementary Education at Auburn University.  

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Ashley Johnston

Ashley serves as a general coordinator. She assists with various projects that the ministry is working on. She has been involved in human trafficking outreach in some form since 2015. She prefers to be behind the scenes and will typically be found with a book and a chai in hand.

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