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Our primary focus is supporting and educating YOUTH through our SPARK Mentoring Curricula.
Serving Youth & Our Community
We are a non-profit organization that offers paid services, and the money we generate allows us to give back to our community in direct and tangible ways. Every dollar earned (through the SPARK mentoring curricula, and other services) means that we can give free services, support, and education to anyone in our community who is under the age of 18. We also serve adults at-risk through local sex-trafficking support groups, domestic violence outreach and in the criminal justice system. Our impact is further increased through donations, funding, and strategic partnerships.
Here are some of the ways we’ve made an impact in our local community this year…
The S.P.A.R.K. Curriculum was delivered to
Taught across 2 local counties (Hillsborough County & Manatee County) this year, at no extra cost to students or their families.
Free Support to ANYONE Under the Age of 18
We gladly offer our services and support to all youth and children in our community, absolutely free of charge. Always.
52 Weeks of Local Support Groups
Helping survivors of sex trafficking regain hope, and plan for a bright future, we lead a weekly support group at a local safe house.
SPARKing Insight to Well-Being Jail Program
We work with juveniles, groups of women, and Veteran men in the criminal justice system to find their SPARK and see that they are NOT broken.
SPARKing Change Youth Leadership Program
Our interns go through a year long program, teaching them about their mental health, inorder to help them mentor youth in their communities
… no-one is broken.
… we are all in it together.
… in honoring diversity and inclusion.
… in seeing the potential in everyone.
… in respect and compassion.
… possibilities are infinite.
… in transparency and communication.
… love wins.
Get Involved and Support Our Programs:
Learn to reduce stress and anxiety by worrying less, accomplishing more and finding the peace within yourself.
Our unique mentoring curricula promotes the well-being and self-sufficiency of children and youth.
SPARK offers several services to help foster potential in children, and support at-risk individuals in our community.
Sparking Change Leadership Program
1 Year Paid Internship for Young Change Makers!
Volunteer/ Job Opportunities
Check out positions we need filled here at The Spark Initiative and make a difference!
DONORS & PARTNERS
The SPARK Initiative would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their collaboration and support…