We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate human potential and resiliency locally and globally through education, mentoring and coaching centered on an understanding of the mind that SPARKs innate mental health.

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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.

Get Involved and Support Our Programs:


for ages – 5-22


for all changes – makers looking to increase their impact


for all educators looking to increase their impact


for young change – makers ages 18-30


for parents wanting to better understand their children and themselves

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.

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The Spark Initiative

The Spark Initiative

The SPARK Initiative is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate human potential and resiliency locally and globally through education, mentoring, and coaching centered on an understanding of the mind that SPARKs innate mental health.

Happy Thanksgiving from the SPARK Team! We are so very thankful for our SPARK family, the different communities we serve, our partner organizations and all of our donors that make it all happen! 🧡 Wishing you all a blessed holiday season. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our students remind us that we all make mistakes, but that just means we are human! #onlyhuman......#selfcompassion #fridayquotes #studentstories #fridaymotivation #mentalhealthawareness #FindYourSpark #nonprofitsoninstagram #weeklywisdom #insights #dailyreminder #affirmations #sparkingchange #facebookquotes ... See MoreSee Less
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Some things get lost in transition, which is why we offer private virtual tours to answer your questions. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn how SPARK can help your students or children, schedule a tour!CLICK HERE: ed.gr/dp2c6?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com.....#educatorresource #socialemotionallearning #nonprofitprogram #evidencebased #teachingplatform #afterschoolprogram #youthmentoring #mentoringmatters #teachertraining #juvenilejustice ... See MoreSee Less
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We stopped by Foundation of Caring to give them our thank you cards from our #sparkingchangeinterns and our team for supporting our internship program. Thank you for helping us have a successful year with our interns and creating positive change in our community! ... See MoreSee Less
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In this episode of the Find Your SPARK podcast, Ashley and Brooke talk about the ebbs and flows of motivation and inspiration. They explore if lack of motivation is really an issue or if it is just a trap we get ourselves caught in? #findyourspark #fridaymotivation #fridaypodcast

On the Find Your SPARK #podcast, our SPARKING Change #Interns, Carys Mullins, and Sadie Moore their experience and takeaways from the 2021 SPARKING Change #YouthLeadership Program. Support the continuation of the program! Donate on FB, PayPal, or Venmo for our 2022 Interns.

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The SPARK Initiative would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their collaboration and support…