SPARK Mentoring Conference July 12-16, 2021


During these two days together our vision is to spend time learning together and sharing experiences. We will have Interactive SPARK workshops, as well as have Spark Educator Panels, so that you can hear from those that have successfully taken SPARK into their communities and classrooms. You will get to network with like-minded individuals, share best practices and hear from local educators, prior SPARK participants and local agencies using SPARK!

More details & schedule coming soon. If you are registered for the conference, you will be receiving email updates.


Child and/or Preteen and/or Teen

July 12-13th | 9:00am-4:00pm EST


Free for all active spark members | $195 for non-members

July 14-15th


In collaboration with The Insight Alliance, One Solution Global and US | $25

July 16th

What is the IOS?

The IOS collective spends most of our time and resources working with the people in our own communities in Chicago, Tampa and Portland. What we have seen through our own work, is that healthy, productive communities, regardless of location, all have a few things in common.

A sense of well-being across all facets of a community. Individuals within the community who are able to look past their perceived limitations and see within themselves, opportunities to create the changes needed in their own backyard.

This event will explore an effective model for healing distressed communities, by focusing on increasing resilience and mental well-being in youth, parents, schools, the foster care system and the criminal justice system. Join us to learn about this innovative, holistic approach to drawing out the resilience in communities by focusing on the interconnected ecosystem of well-being across all of these fields.

This live experience is designed to spotlight the newfound resilience and empowered action that has come from participants of school, prison and community-based programming and to spur ideas for how you can help incorporate this model into your community to affect deep, holistic, and scalable change.

Add the Certified Facilitator Training before and/or the IOS event after to make this a full week event!


Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites


Enjoy your stay in the breathtaking hotel by the sea that will immediately make you feel relaxed! Our conference attendees receive a discounted price at this hotel where ALL the rooms are suites! Plus the event room has floor to ceiling windows to take in the view while you enjoy the conference. Discounted rates available from July 9th-19th in case you want to extend your stay!

Rooms are reserved on a first come first serve basis and will sell out quickly! 

Have questions about the Conference?

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