Spark’s mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States.
Spark is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis by re-engaging middle school students and providing a relevant context for their learning through hands-on, individualized apprenticeships. These workplace-based apprenticeships- in professions each student has identified as his or her “dream job”- are complemented by a leadership curriculum that is taught at school. Over the course of an eight-week session, students meet with their Apprentice Teachers (mentors) once a week for two hours and work on a project for the culminating Career Day or Discovery Night ceremony that is held at the end of the session. The Spark experience creates a powerful sens of relevance for students, while providing the skills and confidence necessary to find success in school and in life. Spark has been successfully operating programs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and is launching in Chicago this fall with over 60 students! For more information on Spark, visit www.sparkprogram.org
Opportunities Available with SPARK Chicago
Ongoing Opportunities with SPARK Chicago
FALL 2012 MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES Host a 7th or 8th grader at your workplace to help them set goals and dream big! Spark apprenticeships take place at the workplace 2 hours…More
FALL 2012 MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES
Host a 7th or 8th grader at your workplace to help them set goals and dream big! Spark apprenticeships take place at the workplace 2 hours a week for 8 weeks, and is a great way to "volunteer at your desk" and make a huge impact!
Opportunities Available: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Afternoons