Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
March 21, 2015 - Forrest Tuff became an official Community Ambassador with youthSpark, Inc. after being a volunteer since 2013. The organization's mission is "to advocate for children who need legal and adult protection in abusive and exploitative situations." All prospective volunteers are required to attend one of their scheduled training sessions before becoming active. This training session educates you on how to advocate for the youth in your life and get them help if/when they need it. Duties include 1. Helping to create awareness events, 2. Fundraising, 3. Sharing action alerts within your arena, and 4. Participating in legislative advocacy requests. The orientation took place at Fulton County Juvenile Justice Center 395 Pryor Street SW Suite 2117 (Youth Services Center) Atlanta, Georgia 30312 from 12:00-2:00 pm.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Atlanta, GA (October 12, 2013) - youthSpark Inc. hosted their first annual Route 2 Change Duathlon to raise awareness and money to prevent child sex trafficking in Atlanta. The city of Atlanta ranks among the top cities with the highest incidence of child sex trafficking, and according to the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report, nearly 300,000 children in America are at risk for sexual exploitation every year. The goal of youthSpark Inc. is simple: early intervention and prevention of child sex trafficking with youth empowerment and education.
The Route 2 Change Duathlon, a USAT sanctioned race, begins and ends at the Georgia World Congress Center with a 5K run followed by a 15 mile bike ride that concludes with another 5K run. The event co-chairs are Lovette Russell and Stephanie Blank.
Later that evening at 6 pm, YouthSpark Inc., held their Inaugural Route2Change Patron Party at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead. The event was hosted by Baranco Automotive Group. The event was captured by Forrest Tuff and his team at One Vision Productions.