Recent News From SPARK!

2016 Success 
Because of your support in 2016, 6,363 children increased their self-esteem and developed key problem solving skills by engaging in SPARK! programs. Approximately 40 percent of those children were from low-income families. In total, 14,213 visitors experienced total creative immersion at SPARK! More than 800 of those visitors were volunteers. Click here to see how a 13-year-old student, Camellia, learned the creative process through sculpting clay.

Get Kids Engaged

  • Encourage kids to use dance, theater, fine arts and more for their entry into the SPARK! Student Creativity Showcase by March 11. Top prizes include the opportunity to be a SPARK! instructor for the day and co-creating with a professional of your choice.
  • Have college-age kids? SPARK! is looking for interns in the areas of Marketing & Events and Community Engagement. Learn more here.
Upcoming Events
  • Stop by from 10am-4pm on any DISD school holiday including Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 for an added opportunity to engage with SPARK! Enjoy painting in 3-D with virtual reality, available for $10.
  • Enjoy a costume contest, dancing, food and fun during the first ever event exclusively for teens, SPARK! Winter Party from 7-10pm on Jan. 21. For students in grades 8-12. $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
  • After-school classes: February 22-May 17 Study photography, 3-D painting and more during these six week courses. Call 214-421-7727 to register. Ages 7-18.
  • Spring Creativity Camp: March 13-17 Make insects from recycled materials, design colorful multimedia flowers, build a kite and more. Registration is now open online. Ages 7-12.
  • Can’t get enough of SPARK! events? Purchase a SPARK! Membership and receive free admission during public hours, birthday party discounts and tickets to VIP events.

Donate To Make A Difference
Your donations made it possible to exceed the initial goal of serving 5,000 children by 27% in 2016. In 2017, join SPARK! in changing the lives of 6,000 children and hosting more than 20,000 visitors. This cannot be done without your generosity. Make a lasting impact on the community today with a donation to SPARK! and help children in North Texas reach their full creative potential.Sincerely,
Beverly Davis
President & CEO




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