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According to their upbeat and cheerful-looking website, SparkAction is for children, youth, and change. SparkAction is managed by the Forum for Youth Investment, which is a "nonprofit, nonpartisan, 'action tank' dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for college, work, and life." This website is loaded with expert ideas on how people can advocate for local children, programs that fund children's welfare programs across the country, and programs that help kids by helping mothers and fathers be better parents. Visitors should definitely visit the "Action Center" and check out the "intro video" to learn how to use advocacy to achieve policy change for children and youth. Nine ways to begin advocating are given as links in the Action Center, including "Find Elected Officials", "Find Local Media" and "Track Legislation and Votes". The "Feature Stories" section of the menu has links to "Success Stories & Profiles of Action" and "Youth Voices", which visitors will find are searchable by organization or filtered by issue. Some of the most recent stories include "Citizen Lobbyists Learn How Pros Influence, Persuade Lawmakers" and "United Way Worldwide Convenes Experts to Discuss Mentoring".

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  • Educational Technology > General
  • Education > General

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    NSDL,Educational Technology -- Instructional issues,Educational Technology -- Technology,Educational Technology,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105930118T

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