Strengthening After-School Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration

CAMP SPARC Summer 2021

Powered by SPARC and CORE 21

July 6 thru July 22, 2021 for our 76105 students

entering 5th grade within the Poly Pyramid


6th grade


William James MS

In Person Day Students will attend on campus!

Enroll now to GET AHEAD in SCHOOL!

 Individualized Instruction in: Science,Technology, Reading,Art and Math(STREAM)

Receive Visits from:

Fort Worth Fire Department's Bomb Squad

Ladder Truck and Learn How to become a Firefighter

Fort Worth Police Department's Forensic Team

Learn How to become a Police Officer


Animal Care,Knowledge and Safety

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

Imagination FW

Saving Hope Foundation

The Eastside Alliance

Becky and Greg Haskin

"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.

  • Please review the visual and print media links below for precise details.

January 2020

Landmark Resolutions


E-Cigarette Use in Teens

Please watch local and national news media on links below

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in action

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.

SPARC WINS for KIDS in 2020














  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



June 2019

Hosted by our friends at The Mcdonald YMCA

Sponsored by SPARC



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, 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