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18 Feb 2017

Casinos: Unintended Consequences on Sex Trafficking of Youth

This article originally appeared in “Voices from the Field,” an electronic publication of the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance to provide members with insights concerning the possible impact of legislation being considered by the General Assembly. By Alex R. Trouteaud, Ph.D. Law enforcement agencies, victim services providers,…

26 Jan 2017

Movers, Shakers & Changemakers Fundraiser Event

Our fun and uplifting annual fundraiser event Movers, Shakers & Changemakers is back again for 2017, and you won’t want to miss the BIG reveal we have in store for this year! Order your tickets now for our event on Thursday evening, January 26th. We…

29 Nov 2016

youthSpark Ambassador & Volunteer Orientation

This orientation is required of all our volunteers. In this class, you will learn about our organization, understand what a victim-centered approach entails, and how we use that in our advocacy, support, and research. We anticipate the orientation will last approximately 2 hours. This orientation…

15 Nov 2016

Youth Services Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us as we celebrate New Beginnings with the grand opening of youthSpark’s new Youth Services Center. This beautiful new facility increases our capacity to help more of Atlanta’s abused and exploited youth through life-changing services. This is an intimate event to recognize the donors…

WSB-TV video on sex trafficking
26 Oct 2016

youthSpark’s Work on Demand Reduction Featured on WSB-TV

We were proud to see our innovative technology work to reduce trafficking offending featured by WSB-TV, alongside many other great local partners. You can watch the full 1-hour special online at http://2wsb.tv/2eQClhq. Our portion begins around minute 40.

23 Aug 2016

youthSpark Volunteer Orientation

This orientation is required of all our volunteers. In this class, you will learn about our organization, understand what a victim-centered approach entails, and how we use that in our advocacy, support, and research. We anticipate the orientation will last approximately 2 hours. This orientation…

19 Jul 2016

youthSpark Ignites Change

A wonderful and enlightening thing happened to me today—I walked into the Juvenile Justice Department Building on Pryor Street and into the office of youthSpark. As a journalist for well over 20 years, the stories of child trafficking were all too familiar. But, what became…

19 Jul 2016

youthSpark Ambassador & Volunteer Orientation

This orientation is required of all our volunteers. In this class, you will learn about our organization, understand what a victim-centered approach entails, and how we use that in our advocacy, support, and research. We anticipate the orientation will last approximately 2 hours. This orientation…

27 Jun 2016

Welcome Reception for Mandela Washington Young African Leaders

Voices from Georgia to Africa Please join youthSpark in a welcome reception for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows. This prestigious fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which empowers young professionals through leadership training and networking.  Fellows have established records…