Open a Window into the Future for Students
Spark Lab puts a fresh new spin on group volunteering. You and your colleagues will host a cohort of students for a two-hour session to acquaint them with your careers and facilitate activities around a specific skill. These sessions require a company-level commitment (we hope your company will commit to hosting two sessions!) and are perfect for professionals who want to be a part of The Possibility Movement but may not be able to host multiple individual mentorship sessions in the fall.
More Opportunities to Share Possibility
Spark Lab gives companies and working professionals like you a chance to get to know The Possibility Movement better in the first part of the school year. If it’s a fit, we ask companies to continue the partnership and expand their commitment by hosting one-to-one mentorships weekly for 10-13 weeks in the spring. We hope you and your colleagues are able to continue volunteering too, but understand if employee volunteer availability changes in the second half of the school year. For the 2017-18 school year, Spark Lab is limited to companies and their employees based in Chicago and Philadelphia.
Better understand your role, responsibilities and best practices for working with middle school students
A professional from Spark’s team will lead you, your colleagues and a group of students through two hours of interactive, skill-building activities
Easily accessible through Spark Online, there are a variety of resources at your fingertips
Opportunity for a Deeper Mentoring Commitment
Spark Lab Volunteers gain experience in working with groups of students in the workplace. Spark Lab sessions are a helpful preview of Spark Mentorships which pair volunteer mentors one-to-one with students for more immersive career exploration.