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Join Spark for a Mentor Appreciation Happy Hour in Oakland, our newest Bay Area region, celebrating National Mentoring Month! NMM recognizes the importance of mentors for young people across the country.
Whether you're a current or past mentor or curious about how to get yourself or your company, we invite you to come mingle with staff, board members and community supporters in Oakland. After just one semester serving students in Oakland, Spark is excited to start 2013 and it's all possible through our mentors and friends. We look forward to honoring our current and past partners, and sharing gratitude and stories.
Hear brief remarks from local Oakland leaders, share experiences with fellow mentors or ask staff questions about becoming more involved as a mentor or supporter in 2013. A great way to kick off the new year!
As part of our Mentor Appreciation, Spark is pleased to honor several wonderful mentor and ambassador partners.
Event Speaker and Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf will present awards to our honorees.
Appetizers and Cash Bar.
Can't attend but want to learn more? Visit www.sparkprogram.org to get involved! We're recruiting now for Spring 2013!
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Spark is a national nonprofit that re-engages underserved seventh and eighth grade students, keeping them on track and ready for success in high school and beyond through workplace-based apprenticeships that uniquely combine mentoring, project-based learning, skill building and career exploration.
By intervening early, Spark partners with schools to reach disengaged students at a critical inflection point in their education. Spark brings students out of the classroom and into the workplace for project-based mentoring coupled with an in-school Leadership Curriculum that emphasizes the importance of skills including teamwork, time management and goal setting to prepare students for a successful transition to high school. Supported by more than 80 hours of powerful, hands-on programming, 89% of Spark students enter ninth grade on track to graduate on time, compared to 70% of their peers.