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.

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January 2020

Landmark Resolutions on

E-Cigarette Use in Teens

praised by local and national news media


SPARC, Texas Wesleyan University and FWISD built THE ELITE INSTITUTE built The Elite Institute Spring 2019 and launched in the summer of 2019.  Led by the exceptional talent of Texas Wesleyan professors:

Dr. Lisa Dryden and Dr. Elsa Anderson, our students from the neighborhood known as POLY in 76105 were invited to build upon their reading skills.  The results were over 100 students posted 2018 scores of 83% improvement and 2019 scores of 90% improvement in reading.  Many students met and/or exceeded grade level.  

Please click on the link below to see the story of THE ELITE INSTITUTE and the impact it has had on our beautiful students in 76105.


in action

Western hills elementary

las vegas trail - LVT

   The E-Cigarette

landmark program

January 2020

(Full presentation below)


June 2019


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Out-of-school-time (OST) programs include before-school, after-school, summer, weekend and holiday programs, which are known to promote academic improvement, social development and mental health.

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