Strengthening After-School Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration

SPARC Engineering Internship

April 5, 2022 - May 26, 2022

Is your student ready to SLAY Covid 19 learning loss and get ahead in school?

  • Esteemed Science Faculty and Texas Wesleyan University Scholar Athletes deliver a once in a lifetime program for our 4th-8th grade Meadowbrook pyramid students

  • Students build: solar boats, mousetrap cars and design their own project

  • Students document all work in scientific journals, utilize math equations, focus on literacy and work collaboratively in a 1:3 teacher student ratio

                                Enroll now:


SPARC thanks our sponsors/partners/friends:

The Ryan Foundation

The Amon Carter Foundation

The Sid Richardson Foundation

The Molyneaux Foundation

The Gary Patterson Foundation​Saving Hope Foundation

The Eastside Alliance

CDBG Grant

Facebook / META Grant

CAMP SPARC in Sycamore Park

March 13-18, 2022

Welcome Site is The William James "BEARS" Middle School

If you W A L K to CAMP, we walk to Sycamore Park as a team!


Participate in fitness activities, construct environmental art, play soccer (on the Vaqueros Turf Field) and receive one:one coaching by Texas Wesleyan University coaches and athletes, STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) applied to sport.

Enroll in The Sycamore Park Community Center

Free of Charge (age 17 and below)

All fitness events are led by Texas Wesleyan University RAM Athletes and Coaches, CORE 21 and Fort Worth SPARC 

Win prizes:  Texas Ranger Baseballs, Ear Buds, Fitness Watches and more

Limited to 150 

COVID Vaccines available on Thursday 3/17/2022 from 9 am to noon

Fully FREE to students 


call 817-296-7721 or email 


"Chemistry Rocks"

presented by:   FW SPARC Board President Dr. Powderly and family!

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.

  • November 20, 2021, MyPHI-FW SPARC-THR-Tat "The Tough Stars Give Back" hit the 100+ vaccines (covid 19 and flue) mark!  Featured speaker:  Yolande Pengetnze, MD


January 2020

Landmark Resolutions


E-Cigarette Use in Teens

Please watch local and national news media on links below

SPARC WINS for KIDS in 2020

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in action

Western hills elementary

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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.



  one source for parents, businesses and any individual interested in youth programming

Promote your "brick and mortar" on site or virtual after school program


summer 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

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Did you miss

The SPARC Signature

Speaker Series?

More programs will arrive

in the Winter of 2020-21 virtually!


  The E-Cigarette




January 2020


resolutions by

the fw city council

the fwisd board of trustees




offers free

program locator 


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, health care entities, 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 903 Tarrant County square miles of children whose lives will be transformed by Fort Worth SPARC. Their transformation will depend upon, Tarrant County's ability to produce a “collective impact."  Are you up for it? Our children are counting on YOU to provide opportunity during 87% of the day, which they are not in school!  #opportunitygaps  #livenlovefwyouth #powerof87


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Tobi Jackson, Executive Director

1500 N. Main Street

Fort Worth, TX  76164