About Discovery Night

Discovery Night is Spark's annual event and the culmination of the students yearlong program participation. The event showcases each student's unique career-discovery project created with the guidance of his or her mentor, allowing students to put in action the critical social-emotional skills that lead to success in high school and beyond.

Check out this video to learn more about Discovery Night!

As a new component to this year's Discovery Night, Spark will be hosting an invitation-only Corporate Champions reception as an opportunity to thank corporate partners and cultivate new stakeholders. As part of the reception, Spark will be putting together a panel of prominent Philadelphia business and organizational leaders with the topic - Discovering Your Spark: Prominent Philadelphia leaders share their mentoring moments and pathways to career success!

Event Details

Join us for a night of learning and celebration!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch Street, 50th Floor


Join us for the Project Fair:
4:00 - 5:30pm

Invitation only Corporate Champions Reception:
6:00 - 7:30pm

Learn how your company can get involved

For more information contact:

Deirdre Hake, Director of External Relations 

Spark’s mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States. Spark, a national nonprofit with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, offers a unique program that re-engages middle school students in their education through hands-on apprenticeships and a Leadership Curriculum. Spark partners with schools and workplaces in cities coast-to-coast to match underserved 7th and 8th graders with mentors working in career fields aligned with the students’ strengths and interests. Spark’s parallel in-school curriculum reinforces the link between classrooms and careers while helping students build skills necessary for success in high school and beyond. After creating and supporting thousands of apprenticeships since 2004, the results are clear: Spark students consistently gain confidence, key skills, and positive relationships, and have a graduation rate above the national average.

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