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Spark Information Session - AAMBA & WWIB

By Spark

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Date and time

Monday, September 9, 2013 · 5 - 6pm EDT


Huntsman Hall, F70 3730 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104


Spark addresses the drop-out crisis by connecting volunteer professionals with underserved, at-risk, 7th and 8th graders in workplace apprenticeships to "spark" their potential. Through hands-on activities within a meaningful adult relationship, Spark mentors help students understand and re-engage in the relevance of their education.

Spark is proud to partner with AAMBAA and WWIB to bring MBA students this opportunity to change the life of a middle schooler.

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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.

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