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Releasing Butterflies

Updated: May 9, 2023

I think of teaching young survivors as releasing butterflies.

Radiantly beautiful, delicate, strong and fragile: butterflies are able to fly thousands of miles; however, if the dust on their wings is disturbed they may become flightless. Teaching these brave, strong and resilient young women has been the gift of my lifetime.They have shown me where hope lives and thrives. They have changed my life, and everyone who has had the privilege to work with these remarkable young women have had their lives changed, too!

Their hearts are wide open with passion and HOPE to create a better world for themselves, and to become contributing members of their communities.


My young friends

the children who inspired me to re-imagine the futures of trafficked children

Sydney Scherr

Founder & President

Alchemy Design Project


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