It is our vision at SPARK! that all children, regardless of socioeconomic background, have access to creative learning programs and have the opportunity to explore and engage their own creativity. By exposing a young generation to a fully immersive creative environment, we will empower today’s youth to become the problem solvers and innovators of the future.
ProtoSPARK! opened in June 2015 as a proto-type of SPARK! to test, research, and develop programming that will have a positive, lasting impact on participants’ academic performance and self esteem. The information gathered from ProtoSPARK! helps us to provide more specific and expanded programming.
SPARK! was founded in 2010 by Beverly Davis, Devon Davis and Amy Hite. Inspired by a trip to the City Museum in St. Louis, the founders’ vision is to bring a similar but expanded facility to Dallas. Studies show that children who self-define as creative have a higher self-esteem and perform better in school. All children are inherently creative but not all children are given the opportunity to explore their inherent creativity. SPARK! lets children realize their true creative potential, positively affecting academic performance, confidence and self-esteem.