SPARK Mentoring Programs Speak to the Potential, Ability, and Resilience inside every Kid. Trusted by teachers, counselors, mentors, and mental health professionals, these evidence-based programs create greater academic success, a healthier state of mind, and deeper connections with peers, adults, and communities. Engaging, age-appropriate lessons are proven to increase mental well-being, resilience, emotional development, and social skills such as communication, decision-making and problem-solving.

Our programs are implemented by more than 200 certified trainers and thousands of license holders in 12 countries. Facilitators work in diverse settings including schools, jails, drug rehabilitation centers, after- school programs, and social service organizations.

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Ashley demonstrates one of our high-impact, very visual activities, which provides a solid foundation for emotional development and social-skill building.

Why Choose SPARK?

Foundational knowledge 

SPARK creates a space for people to discover the resilience, well-being and potential already available to them. Through this emotional development, people become better equipped to navigate their circumstances and less likely to fall victim to the inner working of their feelings and emotions.


Lots of fun!

Our activities are hands-on, interactive, and engaging for four different age groups! Our lessons include live demonstrations, role plays, games, creativity challenges, art, and relatable story sharing. Students will have plenty of opportunities to participate in whatever way is comfortable for them.

Unlimited potential for impact

Annual memberships are sold per educator implementing the program, meaning a teacher or a counselor could reach an entire school. There is no per student cost. We have found that when a class or school starts to understand and live from their Spark, it creates a ripple effect in homes and communities. Our program provides resources to support this!

Evidence-based, CASEL approved

Our social and emotional learning programs have undergone rigorous research with proven results. Students show increased understanding of their mental health, emotional regulation (impulse control), and resilience. They also demonstrate increased social skills such as communication, decision-making, and problem-solving.

The end result of having the SPARK curriculum has been the ability to build a healthy foundation upon which our school culture and programs could grow. Our school culture has shift positively. We have been able to reduce the number of behavioral referrals by as much as 60 percent in one month. Our Out of School Suspensions have reduced from nearly 1500 to less than 900, over the course of the school year. We have met our goal of testing at least 90 of students, qualifying Horizons to receive a school rating of commendable. I am convinced that these positive outcomes would not be possible without the SPARK curriculum being implemented by The Spark Initiative on our campus for the last two years. I am grateful for the impact and give my highest recommendation.

James Hird, Principal

Horizons Academy

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How it Works

Each SPARK educator purchases an annual license giving them immediate access to a dynamic on-line platform which includes curriculum, digital support materials, facilitator guides, student workbooks (English and Spanish), implementation videos, and ready-made video lessons. 

Additionally, the license includes: 

  • Personalized support
  • Quarterly one on one check-ins
  • Facilitator webinars
  • Parent support in the form of webinars and customizable send-home letters