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September 30, 2016   /   apprenticeship

Spark Expands High School Pathways Program

This blog typically highlights Spark’s work related to students in the middle grades.  With this post, we are excited to expand that scope to include students in 9th grade and introduce our High School Pathways (formerly "High School Transition" o...

September 30, 2016  /  apprenticeship

Spark Expands High School Pathways Program

This blog typically highlights Spark’s work related to students in the middle grades.  With this post, we are excited to expand that scope to include students in 9th grade and introduce our High School Pathways (formerly "High School Transition" o...

July 1, 2016   /   Expanded Learning Summit

Guest Post: The Challenges of Summer Learning Loss

In 2015, Spark partnered with a number of organizations including the National Summer Learning Association, for the Expanded Learning Summit. The gathering focused on how to make expanded learning the new normal for middle school students. Here, Ma...

July 1, 2016  /  Expanded Learning Summit

Guest Post: The Challenges of Summer Learning Loss

In 2015, Spark partnered with a number of organizations including the National Summer Learning Association, for the Expanded Learning Summit. The gathering focused on how to make expanded learning the new normal for middle school students. Here, Ma...

May 26, 2016   /   Activision

Guest Post: Mentor Scott Blair Shares His Spark Experience

Scott Blair is Vice President of Finance and Operations at Activision, a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Scott and his colleague*, Dennis Durkin, CFO at the company, mentored J...

Scott Blair is Vice President of Finance and Operations at Activision, a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Scott and his colleague*, Dennis Durkin, CFO at the company, mentored J...

April 8, 2016   /   apprenticeship

The Benefits and Evolution of Volunteering

A guest blog post from Spark's CEO, Jason Cascarino -- 40,000. This is the number of hours Spark Mentors will volunteer this year to help 1,000 students stay engaged and on track. It’s nearly the equivalent of five years of volunteer time! It...

April 8, 2016  /  apprenticeship

The Benefits and Evolution of Volunteering

A guest blog post from Spark's CEO, Jason Cascarino -- 40,000. This is the number of hours Spark Mentors will volunteer this year to help 1,000 students stay engaged and on track. It’s nearly the equivalent of five years of volunteer time! It...