My middle school years were tough. Were it not for some great mentors, teachers, and other community resources, my transition to high school and beyond might have been very different. Imagine a society where every student has equal opportunity and access to a high-quality education. Imagine if all students graduated from school, and were able to thrive in professional careers. That is something utterly achievable.
I have been serving on the Spark Bay Area Advisory Board for the past five years, because I believe that all students should--and will--achieve this reality.
Spark intervenes where few others do--in middle school. We know that if we get students to reach 9th grade on track, they are 4x more likely to graduate. We need your help to do this.
By 2020, Spark Bay Area's goal is to impact more students in more districts through more mentors and corporate partnerships. It takes a terrific program model, committed schools, staff, and mentors, and yes, dollars.
Would you consider making a donation today to help fuel the growth of this program? It would mean a great deal to me.