When middle school students participate in music, sports, and the arts, they discover new talents, grow in confidence, and develop leadership skills. However, for families in our area facing financial hardship, the cost of equipment and fees can be overwhelming.
Together, we can remove these barriers. With your help, Start 1 Spark provides students in need with the means to participate in their school's extracurricular activities.
Be the SPARK
This month's spark dreams of becoming an aerospace engineer! As a member of Falling Creek Middle School's FIRST LEGO League, she has been developing her designing and building skills and is surprised at how much she enjoys the creative and artistic elements. She loves the positive energy her fellow Pantherbots show when they mess-up and their hard-work paid off at the recent competition where they achieved their highest score AND won the Judges’ Award. This spark is excited to join L.C. Bird's robotics team next year; we can't wait to watch her soar beyond her wildest dreams!
It started with one idea:
how to connect community members who want to help with students who need assistance. With lots of brainstorming and collaboration, Start 1 Spark was born. The focus on extracurricular activities addresses a current need while developing the next generation. Extracurricular activities allow students to discover their passions, become leaders, improve communication skills, and explore creative outlets. These extracurriculars are more than a luxury, it’s an opportunity to reveal the student’s potential.