About Spark

The SPARK program brings youth who are known as being “high-risk” together with UWG students on the campuses of UWG once a week for programs that entail icebreakers, sharing COSMOS (autobiography) inspirational guests, African drumming, art projects, reflective questions, games and refreshments and culminates with a banquet. Program does not focus on changing or pointing out the youths inappropriate behavior but on seeing them as sacred and creating an inviting nonjudgmental, trusting and safe environment where they can be real with themselves and the college students. The program ignites a spark in the youth that motivates them from within and not one that relies on extrinsic incentives to change their behavior.