Our Friends

Colby, a private liberal arts college in Maine, has supported SPARK from the very beginning. Colby students helped organize and manage our initial Summit, and through the Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Programs, have blogged and supported our action campaigns. We’re grateful that Colby will now act as SPARK’s institutional home and fiscal agent.

About-Face’s vision is for women and girls to lead full lives, unconstrained by a preoccupation with appearance and body image, and for media representations of women and girls to be gender-balanced or gender-neutral.

iBe works to empower underserved teenage girls to write and perform original theater, video and music about the real-life issues they face daily. viBe provides a safe, creative space for under-served girls to express their voices, take on challenges and gain the self-confidence necessary to succeed personally, artistically and academically.

Maine Boys 2 Men works to reduce interpersonal violence, specifically male violence against women and girls, and supports the development of emotionally fluent, civically-engaged boys.

Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational grassroots organization that acts as a catalyst for change to improve gender and race relations and socio-economic conditions for our most vulnerable youth and communities of color.

Girls Leadership inspires girls to be true to themselves. We teach the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression and healthy relationships, giving girls the skills and confidence to live as leaders. We work with girls, their families and educational communities through our camps, workshops and training programs.

Girls Learn International, Inc. (GLI) pairs American middle and high school-based Chapters with Partner Schools in countries where girls have traditionally been denied access to education. The GLI Program gives students the opportunity to explore issues affecting girls in the context of global human rights, promotes cross-cultural understanding and communication, and trains girls to be leaders and advocates for positive social change.

Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Hardy Girls takes girls seriously and puts the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance.

The fun, safe & supportive community for girls ages 8-14. Inspiring self-expression and creativity online and in the magazine.

NEDA is the leading organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.

Some say it’s Mission Impossible. Dialing back control imposed by commercial media marketers over the lives of girls is the critical quest undertaken by arts-based Project Girl in alliance with the only superpower strong enough to give the mission a fighting chance: girls themselves.

The Line Campaign exists to empower young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. The Line is a movie, a non-profit, and a movement that creates critical dialogues around sexuality, relationships, and consent that inspire action against sexual and gender-based violence.

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