According to Spark Dallas Board of Directors Chair Ted Stafford,
“At Spark Dallas it’s our mission to ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children by engaging children from second grade through high school in full creative immersion and hands-on learning programs. Research shows that the arts prepare students for success in school, work and life by boosting academic achievement, developing critical thinking skills, strengthening perseverance, and more. By the age of 16, most children decide that they either ‘are creative’ or ‘are not creative,’ and this is where Spark Dallas helps students embrace their full creative potential.
“Since opening our doors four years ago, more than 100,000 children and families have discovered and explored their creativity at Spark Dallas. Some of these children have participated in Spark Dallas camps, learning the creative process which Spark Dallas defines as: Inspiration, with Collaboration and Iteration, leads to Innovation. They participate in creative play on our 6,000 linear foot ‘Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture’ and participate in projects that encourage new ideas, teamwork, and risk taking such as themed animation, digital music, virtual reality, screen-printing, life-size forts, Rube Goldberg machines and other arts, technology and creative disciplines.
“This year, our wish is to send 20 kids to Spark Dallas summer camps on scholarships to prevent learning loss. With more than 30 hours of continued engagement, kids will learn and grow in our immersive, creative environment and will gain an enrichment experience they might not otherwise have access to.
“Please visit www.sparkdallas.org to learn more about our mission and make a donation today! If you’d like to send a student to Spark Dallas Camp at no cost to them, enter ‘Camp Scholarship 2020’ in the memo line of the donation form.
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