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Please confirm your participation in Spark's Fall 2013 Discovery Night at Garfield Community School!
There will be a potluck, awards, speeches from your student(s), and a big display of all of the projects and presentations created throughout the apprenticeships this fall. Our students are excited to share their new skills and knowledge with you all. Please invite friends, family, and colleagues- the more the merrier!
Please arrive promptly by 5:30pm to help your student set up, receive a small gift, and provide support for your student throughout the event.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
**Please park along Middlefield Road or neighboring streets. The church parking lot next to the school closes at 6:00pm and is, therefore, off limits.
**Make sure to bring any materials you may need to help prepare the presentation for your student.
**If you will need the use of technology, please make sure that your laptop or other electronic equipment is fully charged. Internet connections at the schools are very slow so make sure to download anything you may need the day before. Please let me know if you need more specific information.
**If you are going to be late or need help the day of the event, feel free to call my cell phone: 415-812-9214
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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.