Our Impact

Our Impact

There are clear results when communities come together to help students understand and experience what’s possible. Students build skills and improve academic performance, communities make connections and working professionals are engaged. In other words, together, we make possibilities reality.

A Movement of Adults, Companies and Communities Promoting Possibility

More than 4,500 supporters powered The Possibility Movement in 2016-17, helping 2.600+ students build social-emotional skills and access learning opportunities. 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.

School Partners

Spark Lab Volunteers

Company Partners

Donors

Spark Mentors

New Skills, Resources and Caring Adults Equip Students on the Journey of Self-Discovery

Across explorative, immersive and transition support program offerings, Spark helps students and volunteers hone skills, connect diverse communities and improve performance.

Social & Emotional Skills

92%
of Spark Students are on track to graduate on time, compared to an average of 68% in the districts Spark partners with

78%
of Spark Students grew in Social Emotional Skills

80%
of Spark Mentors report learning skills at Spark that will help them do their job better.

Social Capital

90%
of Spark Students agree that they learned about different jobs and careers they didn’t know about before Spark.

87%
agreed that their Spark experience helped them figure out what kind of job or career they want as an adult.

75%
of Spark Students agreed or strongly agreed that they know people who can help them do well in high school as a result of Spark High School Pathways

80%
of mentors report learning skills at Spark that will help them do their job better.

Performance & Engagement

74%
of Spark students improved in critical competencies for successful classroom engagement — at a time when average student engagement declines.

88%
of mentors report feeling more comfortable working with people that are different from them because of their involvement with Spark.

Testimonials