San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Interested in being a Spark mentor?
Join Spark for a mentor information session and orientation hosted by
*Learn about Spark's mentoring opportunities
*Submit your application to volunteer
*Network with other Spark mentors
*Get your questions answered
Wednesday, July 25, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch is provided
Please check in at the front desk with a photo ID. Orientation is on the 7th floor. Contact Spark at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 470-4300 with questions or dietary restrictions.
When & Where
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.