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Companies

Give Back, Grow Leaders, Spark a Movement

You know incorporating service and philanthropy into your company is a business imperative and doing it right requires more than a day of service. But, it shouldn’t take a toll on your team to get it off the ground. Spark offers businesses a ready-made volunteer program that invites you and your employees to be key players in The Possibility Movement.

A Workplace-Based Solution to Cultivate Talent in Local Students & Employees

Spark is a one-stop shop for community service, employee engagement and corporate philanthropy — and that stop happens right outside your office doors. We transport students directly to your workplace for two-hour Spark Lab or Spark Mentorship sessions, providing your volunteers with a consistent and reliable way to engage with your community. Spark’s trained and professional team supports your employees as they inspire the next generation of young talent to pursue careers they never dreamed possible.

Spark Provides:

Logistics Management

We’ll manage planning and make sure arrangements are turn-key for your office and culture

Training

Employee volunteers will understand their role, responsibilities and best practices for working with middle school students

Structured Sessions

Spark Lab and Mentorship sessions are planned with ice breakers, skill-building activities and clear instructions

Online Resources

Easily accessible through Spark Online, there are a variety of resources at your fingertips

Dedicated Partnership Manager

Spark’s professional team provides coaching and support throughout the program

Corporate Partners Provide:

A Passion for Possibility

Companies enthusiastically bring career possibilities to life for local students

A Workplace Commitment

Companies invite local students to learn alongside employee volunteers and mentors in the fall and spring through structured sessions

A Financial Commitment

Corporate program fees cover the cost of transportation, safety clearances, training and more

Partnership Benefits

Skills-Based Volunteering

Mentoring is the number one form of skills-based service

Employee Engagement

74% of Spark Mentors increased their satisfaction, motivation and appreciation for their job

Professional Development

77% of Spark Mentors developed new skills like leadership, communication and collaboration

Community Engagement

79% of Spark Mentors feel closer to their community

A Tangible Impact

92% of Spark alumni have graduated on time or are on track to do so, compared to only 68% of their peers

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.

Who are Spark Students?

Who are Spark Students?

Spark Students are 7th, 8th and 9th graders at one of Spark’s partner schools. They are students open to new opportunities and experiences and ready to explore possibilities with a committed mentor.

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. 

How can my company get involved?

How can my company get involved?

Learn more about how your company can promote possibility as a Corporate Partner or Start a Program.

What does involvement entail?

What does involvement entail?

Companies interested in joining The Possibility Movement commit to recruiting employees to volunteer with local students. Companies also commit to sharing their workplace as a learning site for students and making a financial investment in Spark to help cover program costs.

How do employees benefit from volunteering with Spark?

How do employees benefit from volunteering with Spark?

Spark builds capacity for meaningful contributions to communities and our impact extends beyond students to the mentors, volunteers and partners in The Possibility Movement. More than 70% of Spark Mentors have increased their satisfaction, motivation and appreciation for their job; built deeper connections with coworkers; developed new skills and felt closer to their community.

What other companies work with Spark?

What other companies work with Spark?

Learn more about our Corporate Partners

What does it cost for my company to work with Spark?

What does it cost for my company to work with Spark?

School and Corporate Partners make financial investments in Spark to cover transportation, safety and operational costs. Specific fees for bringing Spark’s tailor-made program to companies will be discussed during partnership conversations.

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 company 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.

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