SPARC

Strengthening After-School Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration

 

Intersections

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.

Fort Worth SPARC

CAMP SPARC SPRING 2021

Powered by SPARC and CORE 21

All Virtual

 Individualized Instruction in: Science, Math

Art, Leadership Training and Pet Care and Safety

Grades 5 and 6 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

Imagination FW

Saving Hope Foundation

The Eastside Alliance

SPARC WINS for KIDS in 2020

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

on

E-Cigarette Use in Teens

Please watch local and national news media on links below

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

or

summer program

with

SPARC

NOW

1.

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!

2.

SPARC produced the first E-CIgarette Resolutions between school districts and a city.  The result, youth have an adult population focused on the dangers, detection, withdrawl and life after e-cigarettes. 

3.

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!

4.

SPARC DELIVERS IN areas of HIGH ACUITY OF NEED.  We change outcomes for those who live daily with high gaps in opportunity!

Did you miss

The SPARC Signature

Speaker Series?

More programs will arrive

in the Winter of 2020-21 virtually!

 

  The E-Cigarette

landmark

program

January 2020

Hosted at:

terrell VPA/STEM Academy

The PDC

 dual Resolutions

  • Fort Worth City council 

  • fwisd board of trustees

SPARC TRAUMA CONFERENCE

June 2019

Hosted by our friends at The Mcdonald YMCA

Sponsored by SPARC

 

 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:​​

ADVOCACY

 

Advocating for funding and developing exceptional Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in greater Fort Worth.  #equityandexcellence

RESOURCES

 

Serving as a resource for parents seeking OST programs and helping providers with  professional development.

#o

COLLABORATION

Building partnerships with key stakeholders, parents and organizations.

#livenlovefwyouth

 

ABOUT US

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

PROGRAM LOCATOR

Please click on the 4 bracket design in the top right corner.  This will expand the map. 

 

RED $ = reflect programs costing $$.  Green flags = FREE programming.

*Always check with the program provider to determine any potential changes.

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CONTACT US

Tobi Jackson, Executive Director

1500 N. Main Street

Fort Worth, TX  76164

817-296-7721

 

OUR SERVICES

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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