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Partnering to Unlock Possibilities

When we come together as a community to support the next generation, the possibilities are endless. Spark partners with local schools, companies and community organizations to surround students with a network of support. In doing so, we pool our resources to make a deeper, enduring impact.

Bridge Gaps - Build Communities

We believe in the value of connecting communities from different parts of the city and connecting people from all walks of life. The Possibility Movement is open to organizations, businesses and institutions across sectors and industries — because we all achieve more when we come together for the betterment of today’s youth.

A Network of Support

Nonprofits and community organizations are critical parts of this network. From after-school groups that integrate Spark into their weekly programming, to neighborhood organizations that provide volunteers and connections to local companies, to fellow nonprofits that support students and families in their transition to high school, Spark is always looking for allies to join The Possibility Movement.

Spark Provides:

A Focus on the Middle Grades

Each experience is designed to meet the developmental needs of 7th and 8th graders

An Impactful Experience

Strategic support for students helps them successfully transition to high school and stay on track

Opportunities for Collaboration

We partner with student-centered organizations supporting high school-, college- and career-readiness

Nonprofit and community partners provide:

A Web of Support

When we work together, businesses, organizations and individuals help students build social capital and gain access to more resources and networks that open doors to new possibilities.

Online Resources

Add resources supporting mentors, educators and families to our library

Willingness to Collaborate

Program extension, conference presentations, coalitions – let’s promote possibility together

FAQ's

How does Spark work?

How does Spark work?

Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. Spark Lab invites 7th graders into various workplaces for an on-site workshop to help students understand what’s possible for their future and career. By connecting students with identified career interests, Spark offers Workplace-Based Mentorships for 7th grade students so they can experience what it’s like to work in a specific industry while receiving direct guidance from a mentor.  Spark offers High School Pathways to 8th and 9th grade students so they can take action and feel equipped with the knowledge and resources to make the possibilities they’ve experienced real.

What communities does Spark work within?

What communities does Spark work within?

Each community Spark works with has displayed a need for additional resources to support student access to increased academic enrichment opportunities. 

What kinds of opportunities do Spark Students get?

What kinds of opportunities do Spark Students get?

Spark students gain the benefit of workplace-based experiences at leading companies; one-to-one mentorships; hands-on project learning; social-emotional skill-building; support with high school preparation and selection; and the opportunity to explore, understand and experience what’s possible for their futures.

What is Spark’s impact?

What is Spark’s impact?

92% of Spark Students have graduated or are on track to graduate on time, compared to an average of 68% in the districts Spark serves. Learn more about our impact.

Join The Possibility Movement

Your organization can be part of a diverse community that’s helping middle school students explore, understand and pursue unique futures. It’s up to us to broaden their horizon and show them everything they can be.

How Can We Promote Possibility Together?