Our Mission

We are a collaborative journalism and advocacy platform to mobilize action by and for children and young people. Our site, advocacy services, action alerts, and social media are designed to:
  • Connect concerned adults and young people to compelling stories, context and accurate information on children’s issues
  • Share tools, best practices, and customized trainings on how to take action and make a difference for the issues you care about.
  • Elevate the voices and perspectives of young people.
  • Break down barriers in the child and youth field to strengthen connections between organizations and agencies to create a stronger, more unified voice for children and youth.

We do this through our platform, and by working behind the scenes with organizations, coalitions and youth-led movement builders across the country to build their capacity for communications, storytelling, e-advocacy and social media mobilizing.

SparkAction is managed by the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit "action tank" and the founder of the Ready by 21 initiative. Here's the story of how we were created.