Discovery Day is an opportunity to discover the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship of San Francisco Bay Area's middle school youth. 

On May 11, 2016, Spark will host Discovery Day—a culminating event where 200 students and their mentors from top Bay Area companies like Adobe, Cisco, Salesforce, and many more, will present the projects they created throughout the semester.

Learn about their new business ideas, marvel at the robots they've built, and so much more! This day not only showcases the untapped and unbridled talent of young people, it highlights the incredible impact mentors can make in the life of a student. Discovery Day showcases student learning and achievement to the Bay Area community and celebrates youth from Oakland, Redwood City and San Francisco before they embark on the next chapter of their education.


Over 650 people representing all facets of the Bay Area community: Spark students & families, mentors, companies, philanthropists, educators, city officials & district representatives.



Event Details

Come to celebrate and discover!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:30-5:30pm

Justin Herman Plaza, One Market Street, San Francisco


RSVP today! Entry is free to this family-friendly event. Purchase your pre-sale raffle tickets today.  





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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