Ricky Martin Opens Center for At-Risk Youth

Ricky Martin Foundation

Ricky Martin, you are an amazing human being!

On Monday, the 42-year-old singer opened Centro Tau (Tau Center) in Loiza, Puerto Rico, an education center for over 100 at-risk youth.

"Today, 120 children and teenagers get a new chance. We come here with the commitment to raise awareness about human trafficking and to eradicate it, which is the purpose of my foundation," Martin said at the opening, according to Fox News Latino.

"Human trafficking looks for and finds more children and young people that we can imagine, and we can't be their accomplices. We have to give these kids the tools they need. That is part of the comprehensive mission of the Tau Center, of the school and of our allies."

Sixty-eight percent of Loiza's residents currently live below the poverty line making them prime victims for this horrible act. Martin has been working hard to continuously raise awareness about human trafficking in La Isla del Encanto.

Thanks for all that you do!

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