Jordin Sparks: Partners with Childhelp

Youth Impact Report 2012: Power of Youth Honorees

WHO: Winner of the sixth season of “American Idol,” Jordin Sparks is a Grammy-nominated recording artist who made her feature film debut in last month’s “Sparkle,” featuring Whitney Houston’s final screen performance.

WHAT: Childhelp is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment.

WHY: “In 2009, I was waiting at baggage claim for my bags, and I saw the televised video of the brutal beating death of Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old caught in the middle of a neighborhood fight in Chicago,” Sparks says. “I was so distraught and upset by it that it propelled me into action and the ‘I’m MAD Are You?’ campaign was launched.” (MAD stands for “Making a Difference.”) In April, Sparks spoke at Childhelp’s National Day of Hope Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

WHAT’S NEXT: Childhelp’s Los Angeles chapter hosts its annual Wonderland boutique and luncheon on Dec. 3 at the Biltmore Hotel. In January, the org will host its annual fundraiser gala, Drive the Dream, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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