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Author(s):Forum for Youth Investment
Title:SparkAction.org
Source:http://sparkaction.org/
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Organization:SparkAction
Short Description:SparkAction is an online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field. It works to: 1.Connect concerned adults and young people. 2.Help child- and youth-focused organizations effectively reach a broad audience—the public, professional peers, and policymakers—with their content and materials, and 3.Break down silos in the broad child and youth field and strengthen connections among organizations and agencies to create a stronger, unified voice for children and youth.
Annotation:SparkAction is an online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field. It works to: 1.Connect concerned adults and young people. 2.Help child- and youth-focused organizations effectively reach a broad audience—the public, professional peers, and policymakers—with their content and materials, and 3.Break down silos in the broad child and youth field and strengthen connections among organizations and agencies to create a stronger, unified voice for children and youth. Through the wesbsie, SparkAction gives visitors the information and tools they need to learn about issues affecting children, families, and communities and to take action to improve policies and programs, and, ultimately, the fabric of our nation as a whole. SparkAction is managed by the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit "action tank" and the founder of the Ready by 21 initiative.
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