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At youthSpark, we believe in the power of prevention. 

If programs only focus on rescuing children from exploitation, we will always have victims to rescue. Our preventative approach focuses on three key components: Intervention, Education and Advocacy.

Intervention
1 out of every 3 runaway teens will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home *

From the time that we created the first safehouse in the Southeast for victims of sexual exploitation, we have been at the forefront of providing needed services to young girls impacted by trafficking. Today, we continue our historic partnership with the Fulton County Juvenile Court to provide crucial direct services to young girls who are at "high risk" for exploitation.

Please read more about our current Voices program for at-risk girls here.

Education
12-14 years old is the average age a child in the U.S. is introduced to the sex trade *

Before children are actually exploited or under the control of a pimp, there are red flags that indicate a wide range of vulnerabilities. youthSpark uses this information to educate the public through bold and innovative curriculum, including the development of a 3-D action video game aimed at teen boys as well as a free online education portal for teens and adults. 

Please read more about our student-led advocacy program, youthSpark Ingniters, at local high schools.
youthSpark also conducts personalized training sessions for various groups as well as free quarterly community ambassador trainings. 

Advocacy
Atlanta ranks among the top 14 cities in the U.S. for child sex trafficking, with more than 200 girls being sold for sex across Georgia every month *

As long as there are men who seek to purchase sex with minors, our children will continue to be sold over and over again. There is little doubt that tougher laws for traffickers and buyers are a critical step in eliminating trafficking. That's why we work with lawmakers across political lines to ensure our voice, and the voices of all those children who are living the nightmare of sexual exploitation, are being heard loud and clear. 

Please read more about our advocacy efforts at Lobby Day, and our joint public service campaign through the Georgia Attorney General's office, 'Georgia's Not Buying It'


youthSpark envisions a world where the inherent spark present in all children can shine -- please help us to realize our dream with a monetary donation at the top right of this page. For more information on how you can get involved, visit our website listed to the right or please feel free to email info@youth-spark.org. 



* Sources for statistics provided by the FBI; Estes and Weiner's The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the US, Canada and Mexico; youthSpark's A Future. Not A Past.

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Updates and Donors' Comments

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Amy C11/13/2014 7:50:32 PM

Keep up the great work Jennifer!!

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Joy B11/13/2014 2:56:36 PM

Honoring Deborah Richardson... visionary from the beginning....

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Stephanie S11/13/2014 1:45:55 PM

I support the amazing work youthSpark does by stopping the sex trafficking of minors before it happens!

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Crystal B11/13/2014 11:06:10 AM

Such a worthy cause....the safety of our children is paramount!