Youth & Mentor

The sparks exploration for a youth-mentor partnership is explained here. Informed by Search Institute research, conversation questions kick off a conversation to help a youth find and explore his or her spark. The Sparks Ideas handout helps a young person think about all sorts of sparks possibilities. Sparks videos, supported by a discussion guide, encourage observation and reflection on sparks and spark champions.

Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction...  They have the power to change a young person's life from one of 'surviving' to 'thriving'.

-Dr. Peter Benson,
Search Institute