Our Reprint Policies

What’s ours is yours, for the most part…

Personal, Nonprofit and Noncommerical Use

We invite you to reprint and share the articles and materials created by SparkAction and for which we hold the copyright, provided that you are reproducing them for personal, noncommercial use.

You must retain the author’s byline and credit SparkAction as the source: “Published by SparkAction (sparkaction.org), an online journalism and advocacy center to improve the lives of children and youth.” Please drop us a line letting us know where you reprinted our articles by emailing reprints[at]sparkaction.org or use our contact form.

Please note that we cannot grant reprint permission for articles and materials to which we do not own the rights, so make sure you’re not reprinting something we’ve reprinted or that comes from another source.

Public Use

Requests to reproduce our articles for commercial or other public use must be made in writing to reprints[at]sparkaction.org. Please include a brief description of the purpose and manner in which the materials will be used. Our reply will be prompt and will confirm attribution language and fee, if any.>

Linking to and from SparkAction

We’re all about community and cross-promotion here at SparkAction, so we encourage links to our site. If you would like to use a dandy little SparkAction button or our logo, you can download these and other free images here.

SparkAction is always looking for content that informs and motivates all of us to build better communities for kids. To suggest a site, article or publication for consideration, email submissions[at]sparkaction.org. (Please note that we generally do not promote commercial products.)


This site is published by SparkAction, managed by the Forum for Youth Investment. The materials presented herein are for information purposes only. We have not screened each individual, organization, or discussion board message that appears on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. The appearance of an individual, organization, or discussion board message on this site is not intended as an endorsement. We urge all users of this site to conduct their own investigation of any products or services identified herein.

Your Privacy

We have several surveys that collect information about our users. We promise not to rent, sell or give the information you provide to anyone else without your explicit permission. This information is used solely to evaluate and improve our website and materials.

Protecting Children and Youth (and all of us)

SparkAction is concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Because of this, we will make all efforts to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not and will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. This site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we will develop our site with the capacity to block acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested. It is possible that by fraud or deception by others we may receive information given to us by, or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or else delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us at info[at] sparkaction.org.


This site contains “cookies,” a tracking mechanism which enables us to understand how people use the site so that we can most effectively deliver information to our users. As with our surveys, we will not sell or share this information without your express permission. There are many sites where you can learn more about cookies, such as Cookie Central.

Newsletter Subscribers

In an effort to better serve the subscribers of our electronic newsletters, we may periodically employ tracking software that lets us know how subscribers move from the e-mail newsletter to our Web site. The information we gather is strictly intended for internal evaluation and will not be shared with any individual or organization.

Donating to Us

Got some money burning a hole in your pocket that you’re eager to put to good use? We accept (and welcome!) donations. Your gift will be used to support general operating expenses and is tax-deductible. You may contribute through our secured online donations form – coming soon – or send a check to:


Manged by The Forum for Youth Investment
7064 Eastern Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20012

Checks may be made out to SparkAction. Donations are tax-deductable.