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Students

The Possibilities are Endless

You’ve probably heard someone say, “You can be anything you want to be when you grow up.” But how do you figure out what you want to be? Spark is here to help.

A Window Into Your Future

Spark brings students into nearby workplaces to learn about jobs — up close and personal. This is a chance to meet professionals from all types of fields and spend an afternoon every week with a mentor who can answer your questions, talk to you about your goals and help you achieve them. You’ll build the skills you need to be successful along the way.

A Chance to Create Something You Care About

Think about what you like. Is it sports? The environment? Fashion? Event planning? Business? Movies? Team up with your mentor to explore how your interests can lead you to exciting career options. Then, create a project together. A music video, website, business plan, community center, ad campaign — think big! We’ll give you a plan to follow and an opportunity to share it with your community.

Spark Provides:

Transportation

Travel by bus from your school to a nearby workplace

A Safe, Supportive Environment

Meet with working professionals and a mentor in their office

Fun Ways to Connect

This isn’t a lecture — roll up your sleeves, meet new people, learn about yourself and expand your view of what’s possible

FAQ's

How does Spark’s program work? What will I get to do if I’m selected for Spark?

How does Spark’s program work? What will I get to do if I’m selected for Spark?

Spark partners with select schools to bring career exploration and self-discovery experiences to students in the middle grades. In 7th grade, students travel to nearby workplaces to learn about careers, engage with mentors, create projects and participate in fun, skill-building activities. In 8th grade, students participate in workshops to prepare for high school and the high school selection process. Spark helps 9th graders stay on track during their initial year in high school. Many students tell us Spark helped them to create a plan for achieving their dreams, think about their futures in a new way and meet caring people who make them laugh, learn and experience a new world of possibilities!

What does Spark look for in students?

What does Spark look for in students?

Students who are open to new opportunities and experiences!
How do students get selected to be in Spark?

How do students get selected to be in Spark?

Students must be enrolled as a 7th or 8th grader at one of Spark’s partner schools.

How can Spark prepare me for my future?

How can Spark prepare me for my future?

You may not know what you want to be when you grow up, so we’re here to help! Or, you may know exactly what you want to be when you grow up, but not know how to get there. We will help you with that too! We believe no one can be what they can’t see. By visiting leading workplaces and meeting caring adults who want to show you what their career is all about, Spark Students learn about companies, industries and professions in a fun and engaging way. One student, Zane, told us, “I learned what I want to be when I get older and how I can be successful in life.”

What does it cost for me to be in Spark?

What does it cost for me to be in Spark?

Spark is free for students! Many supporters of The Possibility Movement have come together to make it possible for you to participate. We ask that you commit to attend each Spark session open, eager and ready to participate!

What if Spark is not at my school yet?

What if Spark is not at my school yet?

If Spark is not at your school yet, share this website with your family, a teacher or your principal and tell them you want to bring Spark to your school!

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.

What are Spark Projects?

What are Spark Projects?

Spark Students and Mentors create interest-driven projects throughout the course of Spark Mentorships.  View the Spark Project Gallery to see examples.

Join The Possibility Movement

Right now, the only way to join Spark as a student is through your school. If your school is not one of our current partners, talk to a teacher or principal about bringing Spark to your school.

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Student Inquiry

Please find the Spark region nearest you and look for your school on the list. If you don’t see your school, please let a teacher or principal know that you’d like to have Spark in your school!










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