April is National Volunteer Month

Volunteering is good for others and for you!

We often showcase the benefits Spark’s workplace-based mentoring program brings to students in the middle grades.  But, did you know mentors also benefit from volunteering?

  • 73% of Spark mentors have an increased motivation and appreciation for their job
  • 74% of Spark mentors believe that participating in the program has challenged them and helped them to develop new skills such as communication, leadership and collaboration
  • 82% of Spark mentors feel closer to their community after participating in Spark

More broadly, research indicates that those who volunteer are healthier and more likely to live longer!

Build your resume, hone your leadership skills and share your profession! Reap the benefits of volunteering and learn more about mentoring with Spark. 



Spark inspires 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to succeed in high school and beyond by connecting them with mentors in leading workplaces and supporting their academic journey with skill-building and resources. By engaging working professionals and connecting businesses with local communities, Spark empowers the next generation to perform better in school, graduate on time and lead fulfilling careers and lives.

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