Mentoring Opportunities for Penn Community through Spark

The University of Pennsylvania has a longstanding commitment to supporting the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia. And for the past several years, spark-logo-flickrthe Penn and Wharton communities have been involved with Spark, a mentorship program at Lea and other grade schools in the area.

The program continues this spring, we invite you to be a part of it.

Join us on January 13 to learn more about Spark, a 10-week skills-based mentoring program that pairs Penn staff, faculty and graduate students with Lea School 7th graders.

Spark apprenticeships bring under-served middle school students out of the classroom and into the workplace for tailor-made mentoring that keeps students engaged, on track and ready for success in high school and beyond.

As mentors, you will motivate young people to learn and develop a variety of essential life skills such as teamwork, time management and goal setting, all necessary for success in high school and in future careers.

This spring, Spark will serve 70 students from three Philadelphia public schools.

Building on Spark’s collaboration with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Penn’s support of the Lea School, we are seeking mentors to host students from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons for 10 weeks starting in February 2015.

Save the Date – Learn more about Spark

Tuesday, Jan 13th, 2015, Vance Hall 103

8:30 a.m.: Info Session

9:00 a.m.: Drop-by Q&A

Breakfast treats will be served

Spark’s supportive and simple model for meaningful impact is a great way to get involved with the community and the broader Penn network.

To sign up please RSVP here by January 23rd.  For more information if you can’t make the info session:;; Youtube