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July 12, 2017

Families Support Students in Finding the Right High School

Shaniya used the Spark High School Pathfinder to find the right high school and thinks other students should too

Spark Student Shaniya was unsure of her high school options and confused about which school to attend. She was introduced to the Spark High School Pathfinder in 8th grade. After completing a workshop to use the interactive, online platform in class, ...

July 12, 2017

Ahead of the Curve

Spark expands High School Pathways support to more 8th and 9th grade students

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Ahead of the Curve

In 2016, more than 660 8th graders in Chicago and Los Angeles — the first two sites for Spark High School Pathways — participated in workshops and used an online tool to prepare for high school. This transition support equips students with the kn...

July 12, 2017

Sparking the Next Step in a Student’s Journey

Andrew joined Spark and transformed his life from a shy 8th grader to an Ivy league student

Andrew joined Spark as an academically talented, but painfully shy 8th grader, lacking the skills and confidence to navigate life outside of the classroom. Andrew’s Spark Mentor, Marco, worked with him on building those attributes and in the proces...

July 12, 2017

Making Once-In-a-Lifetime Experiences Possible

A Spark Student’s story in his own words: “How I learned what the difference between a dream and a goal was.”

My name is Nery and I was once a Spark Student! Spark for me was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I never knew I was going to be making short movies or talking in front of 500 people! Without Spark, I would have never accomplished so many things. I...