San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
At the required Mentor Orientation, Spark Mentors will learn about our program and policies, learn strategies for working with middle schoolers, get tips and advice for planning a successful apprenticeship, and network with other Spark mentors!
Thursday, February 21st, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Snacks and beverages are provided
Orientation will be held in a conference room on the 3rd Floor of the Haas Center for Public Service. Contact Iram, Spark Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (415) 812-9214 with questions.
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.