"Shoe Revolt, a registered nonprofit, is a hybrid start-up company that auctions celeb shoes to raise funds to deploy a social franchising model called Teen Revolt Chapters across the nation. The Teen Revolt Chapter’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower youth to take the lead in the fight against domestic sex trafficking through peer-to-peer involvement, training, activism and social enterprise development. Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. It is the buying and selling of human beings that involves recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring, or receiving a person through the use of force, coercion, or other means for the purpose of exploiting. The most common form of human trafficking in the United States is sex trafficking. The traffickers are commonly referred to as pimps. They coerce youth into entering the sex industry through the use of a variety of recruitment and control mechanisms in strip clubs, street-based prostitution rings, and escort services. American pimps particularly target vulnerable youth, such as runaways and the homeless. The average age of entry into prostitution in the U.S. is 12 to 14 years old. Each year, an estimated 200,000 American youth, primarily girls, are at high risk for falling prey to a form of human trafficking called sex trafficking. This is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. The fact is traffickers, known as pimps, have declared war on the American youth, especially at-risk youth. For pimps, teens are not human beings but property; they see teens simply as a means to gain profit. The pimp traffics victims by means of threats and force or forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or position, and vulnerability in order to sell the victim across state borders over and over again. A pimp can recruit a girl in Nevada for the purpose of exploitation and then sell her in Texas. This is known as trafficking. Pimps know that when it comes to making money, the younger their victims are the better the will sell."