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Keeping Inner City Students Engaged in School and On Track to Succeed in Life through Mentoring

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BENEFITING: SPARK

EVENT DATE: Sep 19, 2015

Greg Nathan

THE STORY:

Spark re-engages under-served 7th and 8th grade students, keeping them on track and ready for success in high school and beyond through workplace-based apprenticeships. These apprenticeships combine mentoring, project-based learning, skill building and career exploration. As a mentor I am working to help middle school students in East L.A. build the social capital and skills they need to be successful. These apprenticeships open up these young minds to a world they would likely never know existed. For example, I showed two 8th graders that their hobby of playing video games could lead to a legitimate career path. Together we researched the video game industry, understanding the history, future trends and what it takes to develop a successful game. Most importantly, these students came away with an understanding of the various careers one can have in the industry, what it takes to gain employment and therefore a specific goal to have in mind to help drive them to work hard in order to graduate high school and college. I have seen first hand that Spark works. By the end of the apprenticeship there was a noticeable difference in my students' ability to conduct research, analyze information, write and present their findings to a group of their peers and adults. Supported by more than 80 hours of powerful, hands-on programming, 89% of Spark students enter ninth grade on track to graduate high school on time, compared to 70% of their peers. Spark is truly making a difference in young peoples' lives. To learn more please visit www.sparkprogram.org.

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$6,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Greg & Michelle Nathan

    $3,500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeff Jaeger-Kristen Boggs

    $300

  • David and Dana Pogoda

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $100

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    $100

  • Matt and Christina Paul

    $150

  • Lindsey and Jay Levine

    $250

  • Sharon & Mac Esfandi

    $300

  • Steven and Lydia Bergman

    $200

  • Jamie & Nico Mizrahi

    $300

  • Katie & Bo Drake

    $150

  • Jeremy & Joelle May

    $100

  • Gabe Goldstein

    $200

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61% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Gabe Goldstein

Gabe Goldstein

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Jeremy & Joelle May

Jeremy & Joelle May

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Katie & Bo Drake

Katie & Bo Drake

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Jamie & Nico Mizrahi

Jamie & Nico Mizrahi

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Steven and Lydia Bergman

Steven and Lydia Bergman

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Sharon & Mac Esfandi

Sharon & Mac Esfandi

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Lindsey and Jay Levine

Lindsey and Jay Levine

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Matt and Christina Paul

Matt and Christina Paul

DONATION: $150

Happy Birthday Greg!! 2 years ago

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