San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come see what Spark students & mentors have been working on! Discovery Night is the final celebration in the Spark program, where Spark apprentices share their capstone projects and teach back what they have learned to the community. Each student will have a booth and give a short speech about their experience--ask questions, take pictures, and learn all about each student's apprenticeship experience first-hand. Bring a friends, family or coworkers!
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.