Fort Worth, Texas
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.
Strengthening After-School Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration
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.
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Fort Worth SPARC
BEGINS for students on July 8 at 9 am
July 8, 9(special Animal Care at 11 am)
July 13, 14,15, 16 (special Animal Care at 11 am)
July 20, 21, 22, 23 (special Animal Care at 11 am)
CAMP SPARC Summer 2020
Powered by SPARC and CORE 21
July 6 - July 30, 2020
Individualized Instruction in: Science, Math
Art, Leadership Training and Pet Care and Safety
Grades 3,4 and 5
SPARC thanks our sponsors/partners/friends:
The Ryan Foundation
The Amon Carter Foundation
The Sid Richardson Foundation
The Molyneaux Foundation
The Gary Patterson Foundation
The Capital Grille
Tough Stars Give Back
The United Way
The Fort Worth Independent School District
The American Heart Association
Saving Hope Foundation
The Eastside Alliance
Landmark Resolutions on
E-Cigarette Use in Teens
Please watch local and national news media on links below
Did you miss
The SPARC Signature Speaker Series?
More programs will arrive in the Fall of 2020
IM terrell VPA/STEM Academy
Fort Worth City council
fwisd board of trustees
SPARC TRAUMA CONFERENCE
Hosted by our friends at The Mcdonald YMCA
Sponsored by SPARC
Western hills elementary
las vegas trail - LVT
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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RED $ = reflect programs costing $$. Green flags = FREE programming.
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Tobi Jackson, Executive Director
1500 N. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164