Spark is a 10-week mentoring program where UWG students and youth from high risk backgrounds come together and co-create a community that utilizes ice-breakers, West African drumming, art, inspirational speakers and fellowship to create a safe space for everyone to learn from one another
Challenging youth and educators often find themselves in a struggle for survival and are unable to resolve differences. Their cries are too often ignored while the crises in their lives continue to grow. Many of these youth are ending up in the Juvenile Justice System where judges have few options that are aimed at helping them get back to school and live productive lives. Too many educators do not have the training or experience required to meet their needs.
To inspire hope in the lives of youth that are on probation or have appeared in the juvenile courts, ages 12 to 18, through a trans-formative community mentoring program.
Spark unites struggling youth with UWG students in a campus classrooms for 10 weeks for:
We focus on creating a non-judgement, safe environment, igniting a spark in the youth that motivates them from within.
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