Sparking a bright future

We create a safe space for vulnerable teens to pave their way to a bright and positive future.

By empowering our youth, we in turn transform their families and the communities they live in.

By intervening as early as possible, youthSpark’s innovative programs improve our youth's chances of success. Our ongoing support through our Youth Services Center, community advocacy, and extensive research helps them reclaim their power and paves the way for others to live free from abuse.

I’ve always felt that the Center was my safe place. . even when I was on the run. Everyone's so happy to see you, no matter what.”

– Anita, youthSpark alum

Ways to Support our Work

Volunteer

Wherever your talents and passions lie, there’s something you can do to join the youthSpark movement.

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Host a training

Teach your team how to recognize youth vulnerability and take action.

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Donate

Your donation supports our transformative justice work to carry out trauma-centered youth services, research, and advocacy.

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Stock the Dream Closet

Our “Dream Closet” ensures our youth have what they need—whether new clothing or personal products—on a day to day basis.

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Learn about our work

Our Impact

600+

youth served since we opened our Center in 2017

787

acts of court advocacy on behalf of our youth in 2019

127

crisis interventions in 2019

2,220

individual and group counseling sessions provided in 2019

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At times, I did things I thought I had to do. Seeing that there are others that have gone through what I've been through helped open my eyes and made me realize I had a choice.”

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