Community / Organization

Spark

Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible.

Seventh graders participate in Spark Labs, or on-site workshops, hosted by local companies and organizations. Employee volunteers guide students through structured, group activities that build skills and expand career options.

Spark connects 7th-grade students with employee volunteers based on common interests and skills for Workplace-Based Mentorships. Spark Students receive direct guidance from a Spark Mentor and work together on a project related to their career interests.

Spark offers High School Pathways and Ninth Grade Support to 8th and 9th-grade students so they can take action and feel equipped with the knowledge and resources to make the possibilities they’ve experienced real.