Student Stories

Your support helps us provide life-changing experiences to these amazing students, and many more like them! These are some of their stories.


Vincente: Visual Arts
Los Angeles, CA

8th grader Vicente is an incredible artist.  During his time at 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, Vicente worked with his mentor Karl to hone his skills and develop a personal style. Through Vincente's journey, Karl found that he too learned a lot about himself as an artist, so the experience was envigorating for both student and mentor, allowing them to share their passion and inspire each other to improve their craft. 

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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