These days SPARK has grown to have awesome Summer programs full of trips to water parks, museums, and the zoo. From Halloween Parties to special Spring Break outings, from tutoring to cooking classes, from exciting art projects with the Art Council (e.g. learning origami and painting with bamboo brushes with Ms. Kristi), to an energetic and highly qualified staff, SPARK has something for every child!
Looking back on our history can be even more energizing.
SPARK was established in 1984 to provide neighborhood children a safe, loving atmosphere with opportunities for enrichment in reading and the arts. It began with a few volunteers and a vision for neighborhood outreach. Now we have an all day Summer program, Fall Break, Spring Break, in addition to providing before and afterschool care. It is a paid staff now, and a licensed 2-Star DHS-approved facility.
It is also a great place for church members to volunteer! We need people interested in tutoring and to substitute for teachers and bus drivers. We are seeking individuals who have a commercial driver’s license. If you would like to be involved with these bright, charming children or would like more information please contact Elizabeth Hatcher, Tutoring Coordinator, or Tish Harrison, SPARK Director.