In 2016, as a part of our work and to extend our services, we launched our Youth Services Center—based inside the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Our goal is to make a positive impact on vulnerable youth. We do this by providing holistic youth services, engaging in meaningful research projects, and offering community training and advocacy to inform systematic change across Atlanta and Georgia. And here’s where you come in. To support our youth and families, youthSpark knows it takes a community effort. In the spirit of giving, we hope your corporation, organization, or community group will join us to make the 2021 holiday season brighter for our youth. Please consider joining us for a few of these opportunities and sign up here to discuss how you can get involved.
Our Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony (tentatively scheduled for the week of Dec. 13-17) is our signature youth event that highlights the accomplishments and personal achievements throughout the year. Our kids come together with their families, youthSpark board and staff, and Fulton County Juvenile Court Judges attend this special, intimate event. This event is closed to the general public. However, there are volunteer opportunities leading up to this event.
Our Angel Tree initiative allows companies, groups, and individuals to provide gifts, including clothing, shoes, gadgets and other items for the youth (and their siblings) given out during the Youth Recognition Ceremony.
Our Holiday Dinner Basket initiative provides families with meals or a variety of foods (breakfast, dinner, or desserts) that help our families celebrate the season and participate in our “Take Back the Table” challenge to foster family engagement.
Corporate and group opportunities to help us address food insecurity as shortages and prices continue to soar! Join our partners at GoodrCo and join us for our drive thru Pop-up Grocery store event where we will provide food and personal care items to clients served by our Youth Services Center. *Event tentatively scheduled for early November 2021.
Corporate and group opportunities to spread a little virtual holiday cheer by scheduling time to create care packages and/or welcome kits for new clients. Groups will be provided a sample list of items to collect, select a time for the virtual workshop and virtual tour of our Youth Services Center. The youthSpark team members will provide an information session (1.5 hours) while the group assembles items. Pick up and drop off available.
Turn your virtual holiday cheer session into a tea party! Sign up for a minimum of 10 people and youthSpark provides tea party supplies ($25 per person), with a Virtual Tour of our Youth Services Center and information session. Guests can write welcome notes for new kids during this workshop and hear directly from our youth ambassadors.
Our Virtual Volunteer Portal allows individuals to purchase direct items for care packages and school supplies from the comfort of their own location. No assembly needed.
Groups may conduct an independent donation drive of personal care items, themed gift bags, or food gift cards ($10, $20 increments) to stock our Dream Closet.
Your partnership comes with social media highlights, guest blog opportunity, and newsletter spotlights. You will also receive a special recognition in our Annual Impact Report and GA Gives Day LIVE Power Hour. If you want to have a discussion about any of these opportunities, please contact Tonnisha LaSalle at Tonnisha@youth-spark.org. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available! Please contact Jennifer Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (404) 754-5908.
youthSpark strives to make the holiday season a wonderful, joyous time for the families it serves. With the support of our donors and community partners, youthSpark families can celebrate and enjoy the holidays without having to worry about any financial hardships.