Strengthening After-School Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration
February 8, 2021 thru May 2021 for our 76105 students
Wm James and Meadowbrook Middle Schools
CAMP SPARC SPRING 2021
Powered by SPARC and CORE 21
Virtual and In Person
Virtual and In Person Day Students can elect to attend on campus or virtually
The choices are yours as is the opportunity to GET AHEAD in SCHOOL!
Individualized Instruction in: Science,Technology, Reading,Art and Math(STREAM)
Animal Care,Knowledge and Safety
Grade 6 students who live in zip code 76105
SPARC thanks our sponsors/partners/friends:
The Ryan Foundation
The Amon Carter Foundation
The Sid Richardson Foundation
The Molyneaux Foundation
The Capital Grille
The Gary Patterson Foundation
Tough Stars Give Back
The United Way
The Fort Worth Independent School District
The American Heart Association
Saving Hope Foundation
The Eastside Alliance
Becky and Greg Haskin
SPARC Signature Speaker Series
Quarterly SPARC presents
"Cutting Edge" Programs for
after school providers, their education and healthcare counterparts on surveyed topics. Previous topics: Sexual and Physical Abuse, Free Pediatric Medical Care, Vaccines, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, ADHD, Student Safety and "Intersections" a SPARC Original Program.
January 2020, The City of Fort Worth and FWISD passed the first resolutions on youth e cigarette use in the USA with support from: SPARC, American Heart Association, State Rep Nicole Collier, Dr. Kathleen Powderly, Dr. Tracey Barnett and The BLUE ZONES.
Please review the visual and print media links below for precise details.
E-Cigarette Use in Teens
Please watch local and national news media on links below
SPARC WINS for KIDS in 2020
Western hills elementary
las vegas trail - LVT
Intersections students had 67% less mobility - they stayed in their school
Intersections students had better attendance
Intersections students received significantly more commendations for behavior than non Intersections students
Intersections students academic performance was better overal
Intersections teachers, parents and classroom teachers built relationships.
THE SPARC PROGRAM LOCATOR provides
one source for parents, businesses and any individual interested in youth programming
Promote your "brick and mortar" on site or virtual after school program
Camp SPARC 2020 delivered virtual education in 76105 to 65 attendees. STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) activities, animal safety with Saving Hope Foundation and ratings by parents and students of 4 and 5 on a 5 point scale. THE WIN: English and Spanish speaking parents rated our programming equivalently. We DELIVERED to ALL students equitably!
SPARC produced the first E-CIgarette Resolution between a school district and city. The result, youth have an adult population focused on the dangers, detection, withdrawl and life after e-cigarettes.
SPARC partnered with CORE 21, American Heart Association, Houston Forensic Science Center, TRVA, FWISD, YMCA, Read FW, The Blue Zones, Gibson Educational Services, WNBA Star Britney Griner, TAFB, Texas A&M Agricultural Extension Service, 21 Fitness, The Gary Patterson Foundation, Saving Hope, Author Cathy Rosenthal and so many more!
SPARC DELIVERS IN areas of HIGH ACUITY OF NEED. We change outcomes for those who live daily with "opportunity gaps"! SPARC "SLAYS" "opportunity gaps" and provides "OPPORTUNITY MAPS"! #livenlovefwyouth
Did you miss
The SPARC Signature
More programs will arrive
in the Winter of 2020-21 virtually!
the fw city council
the fwisd board of trustees
SPARC TRAUMA CONFERENCE
Hosted by our friends at The Mcdonald YMCA
Sponsored by SPARC
Fort Worth SPARC is a network of Fort Worth's diverse after-school and summer programs.
We collaborate with the City of Fort Worth, all 14 Fort Worth school districts and various community organizations to ensure equitable placement of excellent programs.
We strive to improve all youth programs by encouraging and providing:
Advocating for funding and developing exceptional Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in greater Fort Worth. #equityandexcellence
Serving as a resource for parents seeking OST programs and helping providers with professional development.
Building partnerships with key stakeholders, parents and organizations.
Millions of urban youth lack access to out of school time programs that provide rich opportunities for growth, learning and fun. Fort Worth SPARC is coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, local programs and others involved in OST (out of school time) programming. Fort Worth, joined a cohort of eleven cities, as part of a Wallace initiative to innovate Out of School Time learning
We have 349 square miles of children whose lives will be transformed by Fort Worth SPARC. Their transformation will depend upon, Fort Worth's ability to produce a “collective impact." Are you up for it? Our children are counting on YOU to provide opportunity during 85% of the day, which they are not in school! #opportunitygaps #livenlovefwyouth
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Tobi Jackson, Executive Director
1500 N. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164