Building Strategic Partnerships

Spark taps one of the greatest assets a company can offer - its talent - to mentor middle grade students during the workday. Corporate Champions get results that are meaningful, measurable and marketable.

Students: Improve school performance, build skills, gain career exposure

Mentors: Use talent and expertise through skills-based volunteering, grow their network

Corporate Partners: Strengthen office culture, appeal to Millennials, invest in talent, increase productivity

The Corporate Champions Program is building Spark's community of partners that provide core program and operating support through the provision of volunteers and financial contributions. Now is the right time to get involved! Spark's strategic partnership approach makes it easy for companies and their employees to get involved. As a Corporate Champion you can expect:

Partnership Leader

Volunteer Management

Proactive Communications

Networking & Professional Development


Partnership Renewal

Invest today! Spark works with each Corporate Champion to forge distinctive partnerships that build, grow and endure over time and produce valuable outcomes.

Corporate Champions at each contribution level receive a variety of benefits including programming, employee training, professional development, networking and recognition opportunities.

Download the Corporate Champions Toolkit and learn more about how your company can give the gift of mentoring! Contact us with any questions.

Spark’s partnership with Cornerstone OnDemand began with just four students in fall 2012. Today, their employees have mentored hundreds of Spark students! In addition, the company is a leading investor in Spark's apprenticeship program.


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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