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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6 months ago

The Spark Initiative
Explore, expand, and empower the minds of youth with our SEL SPARK Mentoring Programs. Schedule a 15-min live demo to learn how you can help kids find their SPARK! As a thank you, you'll be added to the monthly swag drawing!.Book a Tour Today: sparkplatformtourbooking.as.me/schedule.php?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=m......#helpingothers #youthmentoring #mentoringmatters #teachersoffacebook #educators #schoolsupport #socialemotionallearning #selprogram #youthsupport #atriskyouth #youthmentalhealth #nonprofitwork ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Learning about your mind can help you understand the world around and within you! Our Falkenburg Veteran Participant is looking forward to a future filled with the benefits of having this understanding 😃 #FindYourSpark....#mindsetmatters #veteransupport #VeteranMentalHealth #prisonprogram #nonprofitprograms #socialemotionallearning #communitysupport #brighterfutures ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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SPARK's "Insight to Well-Being" participant in the Veterans Program at the Falkenburg Road Jail shared his experience after graduating from our program. ..#MentalHealth #Insight #Veteran #Resilience #Healing #Community #CommunitySupport #Mentoring #MentalHealthProgram #WellBeing #HillsboroughCounty #HCSO #HCSOPrograms ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

The Spark Initiative
Podcast #158: Sparking Internal Motivation!In this episode, Ashley and Nicole speak about differences they have seen in being internally motivated. Nicole shares how she went from, "I could NEVER go back to college," to now being in school, with a daughter and a full-time job! She shares how her internal motivation showed up for her and took her much further than any person on the outside telling her "you can do it." Ashley then shares that she has been lacking motivation to get active for quite some time now, continually looking to outside sources to try and help. Then, she shares how she saw the importance of looking within and found exactly what she needed. Listen as they share how their SPARK helped them find the exact motivation they needed all along!Click here to listen! sparkcurriculum.org/158-sparking-internal-motivation/?mc_cid=5037abb39a&mc_eid=f31417786d ... See MoreSee Less
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The SPARK Initiative would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their collaboration and support…