SPARK Philadelphia

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  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: SPARK Philadelphia
    Organization Street Address: 1501 Cherry Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Organization Phone Number: 2675194591
    Short Description of Organization:

    Spark re-engages underserved seventh and eighth grade students, keeping them on track and ready for success in high school and beyond through workplace-based apprenticeships that uniquely combine mentoring, project-based learning, skill building and career exploration.

    Program Street Address: 1501 Cherry St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19102
    Program Phone Number: 2675194591
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Microbiology
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Sports Science
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Our students come to the office of their mentor.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Spring
    • After school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We work with our partner schools to determine which students with special needs are best suited to participate. If we can find a safe and appropriate way for the student to travel to their mentor's office, along with a productive project they can do together, we try to make it work.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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