Blog

Battling to Protect the Vulnerable

Helmed by a team of empathetic warriors, youthSpark is leading the charge against trafficking of children in Atlanta

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Social Emotional Learning – SEL – is essential for a happy fulfilled life filled with meaning

It is both apparent and essential, that as the world faces a major challenge, it is the daily emotional skills and tools that are both “holding” and supporting each individual right now.

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How I plan to implement youthSpark’s mission as a new Case Manager and Youth Advocate

Working within the community is a necessary, if not, vital role! Why? Communities are what make up this country. Whether those communities line the Pacific Ocean or Atlantic, their make-up throughout the country defines the overall collective.

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How youthSpark is addressing the two most pressing issues of our time

For the past several months two issues have dominated the headlines: the COVID-19 pandemic and police violence in the wake George Floyd’s murder.

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When ‘stay at home’ orders put children, women in easy reach of their abuser

Having a safe community is a basic want for any of us, regardless of where we live, the color of our skin, what we do for a living, how we worship or who we love. Having a safe community during the time of the Corona Virus, added a layer.

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Stories

“Anika”, 16 years old

Anika knew she could turn to Voices for help. Our staff worked quickly to get her photos taken down. She was so ashamed, and she didn't want anyone to see them.

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“Breanna”, 16 years old

Breanna had a breakthrough during one of our sessions on healthy relationships and unconditional love, and realized that the 19-year-old she talked about was not really her boyfriend.

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“Bryan”, 17 years old

Bryan pledged to work with boys in the Connections program because he wants them to know that you can make it with the right people in your corner.

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“Cara”, 14 years old

After participating in weekly Voices group sessions for more than eight weeks, Cara began to let her guard down and joined in conversations with other girls.

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“Cory”, 17 years old

Cory has written two songs expressing her love for her support team and how they have helped her during her tough times.

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“Drew”, 14 years old

Drew’s grandparents' received gender-specific counseling and psychoeducation which has improved their relationship with Drew and ultimately led to more peace in their home.

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“Mariah”, 13 years old

Mariah started attending Voices meetings and immediately connected with girls who had her same experiences.

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“Nicole”, 15 years old

Nicole was referred to youthSpark’s Youth Services Center in May 2018.

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“Stephanie”, 16 years old

Stephanie was referred to Voices by her probation officer, after a long history of reportedly running away.

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