CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Ten high school students from across the Charlotte area taking on a pretty big mission.
"I saw a video about child slavery in Ghana about three and half years ago now and my heart just broke," said Madi Vincent.
Since watching that video in 2009, Madi travels every summer to Ghana to help rescue child slaves.
"There's an estimated seven thousand child slaves working on Lake Volta and these kids their ages range from four years old to 14 years old," said Madi.
Parents sell their children into slavery either because they are destitute or because they believe that they are sending their child to receive an education.
Seeking help for these children, Madi convinced a group of her friends from different schools to start a fundraiser.
That led to the formation of Ghana Rock, a nonprofit program run by local teens.