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SPARK 

School Activities

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
Our Partners
44% of public school students in Henrico and 38% in Chesterfield are economically disadvantaged and may not be able to afford what they need to join sports teams, play an instrument, or be part of school clubs.

We are excited to partner with these schools for the 2024-25 school year.
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Our Partners
Impact

With your help, Start 1 Spark has:

sparked

2,043

students

provided

802

sports, theater, and music items

delivered

9,779

snack kits to hungry athletes

Monthly Spark

This 8th grader at John Rolfe Middle School is fulfilling her childhood dream by becoming a cheerleader! Cheer makes her more confident, by allowing her to step outside of her comfort zone as she calls out the cheers. She loves it so much and is so proud to be on the John Rolfe squad, definitely continuing with cheer when she’s in high school. Gaining this experience will help her one day guide future cheers, and she’s even become a better academic because of it. She pays attention in class more and keeps her grades up in order to stay with cheerleading. This activity is allowing her to live the life she’s always wanted!

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Student Activities
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Clubs
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Music
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Arts
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Sports
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About
About

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.

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