The S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring Programs are evidence based, and proven to be effective in helping children and youth create greater academic success, a healthier state of mind, and a deeper connection with peers, adults, schools and communities.
Our mentoring programs were developed for, and proven effective with, three age groups; children aged 6-10, pre-teens ages 10-13, and teens ages 13-22. The curricula are taught through a compilation of highly interactive lessons that are Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience inside every Kid.
Each lesson covers relatable topics that help children & adolescents navigate the trials and celebrate the accomplishments of their school years. Through this program, participants will gain a better understanding of themselves and others, develop vital social and emotional skills, access their creative intelligence and cultivate their personal potential.
The S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring curricula uses age appropriate content and activities that have been proven to effectively reduce risk around high-school drop-out, drug use, bullying, suicide, depression and anxiety, while uncovering resiliency around academic success, impulse control, stress resistance, social-emotional skills and healthy relationships.
These programs prepare students for the self-sufficiency and resiliency needed to become successful young adults.
The S.P.A.R.K. program addresses the following risk and protective factors:
- Academic Success
- Emotional Competency
- Self-Efficacy Skills
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolution Skills
- Connectedness to Family, School and Community
- Easy-to-Use, Comprehensive, Facilitator’s Guide, designed specifically with busy teachers in mind.
- Participant Companion Workbook for individual student use throughout curriculum instruction
- Instructional Companion Videos
- Built-In Evaluation Tools
THE S.P.A.R.K. MENTORING CURRICULA:
TOPIC SPECIFIC MODULES:
SUPPORT FOR GROUPS, SCHOOLS + DISTRICTS:
Our digital curricula are offered in an enhanced, premium bundle (including special kits, printed materials, and additional support) for organizations, districts and schools. If you are looking to purchase the S.P.A.R.K. curricula for your teachers or staff, contact us to learn more about our special group offerings.
INDIVIDUAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:
In addition to offering direct access to the S.P.A.R.K. curricula online, we also offer virtual and in-person training programs to support you in the most effective delivery of the program, and to help deepen your understanding of the core principles informing this rich program.
Our training programs help you share the SPARK with others, and can enhance your career!