Discovering Students' Sparks
WSCA, February 20th @ 9:45am, Hall of Ideas F
Pre Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
The Sparks Program is based on positive youth development that comes specifically from the work of Peter Benson, founder of the Search Institute. The central component of Sparks is the idea of a young person's sparks and how much support they experience from their parents, other adults and friends to identify and nurture their sparks. When people are really happy, energized and passionate about their talents, interests or hobbies, we say they have a "spark" in their life. True sparks, as we describe them to young people, give them a sense of direction or purpose in life.