SPARK is a program that affords students the opportunity to meet with a specially trained Youth Development Counselor to discuss any issue that s/he may be of concerned. SPARK’s primary goals are to increase awareness and provide support related to substance and alcohol abuse. This program also has groups that discuss HIV-AIDS, peer pressure, self esteem, academic excellence, violence prevention, decision-making, and other risks and protective factors.
Teens utilize SPARK as a resource center for questions, support and referrals to community based organizations. Positive social interaction, school wide projects, educational workshops and group discussions are a few of our traditional activities. Students that engage in after school activities may utilize the computers and space to do school assignments during the break in their day.
SPARK Peer Helpers are specifically selected and trained students who are available to provide peer to peer support on academic, social and other common issues that teens experience during their high school years. Peer Helpers adhere to strict codes of discretion and work under the supervision of the SPARK Peer Trainer.