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July 12, 2017

Exploring Possibilities: Predicting the Future with Math and Technology

Adrian and Luis answer that age-old question “when am I ever going to use this?”

Adrian was a student in East Palo Alto, CA, who joined Spark to explore what’s possible for his future. Little did he know, he’d actually be predicting the future. His mentor Luis, a financial professional, came up with a creative way to connect ...

July 12, 2017

The Power of a Good Story

Estevan and Jonathon explore possibilities through their shared interest in storytelling

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The Power of a Good Story

Estevan is a student in San Francisco whose interests range from technology to the arts – which he aims to bring together in his career as a film director one day. Spark paired him with volunteer mentor Jonathan, who weaves storytelling into his ow...

July 12, 2017

A Student’s Academic Transformation

Immersive workplace experiences make a difference in the classroom

The real-world experiences of Spark Mentorships help middle school students like Kalin bridge the gaps between career possibilities and classroom learning. Kalin completed two Spark Mentorships with professionals at Oakland, CA-based companies and af...

July 12, 2017

A Parent Invests in Spark to Pay It Forward for Other Kids

Joseph was a shy and quiet student who struggled to find his confidence and improve his public speaking skills.  He was nervous when he learned about creating a Spark Project and presenting it at a Discovery Event.  “That’s where Spark and my m...

Joseph was a shy and quiet student who struggled to find his confidence and improve his public speaking skills.  He was nervous when he learned about creating a Spark Project and presenting it at a Discovery Event.  “That’s where Spark and my m...