Each summer we serve approximately 150 at-risk students with our program, S.P.A.R.K. (Summers, Producing Academically Ready Kids).  Through fun math and reading games and activities, we help students fight Summer Learning Loss and prepare them for the following school year.  Each student participating in S.P.A.R.K. receives a brand new backpack at the end of the summer. These backpacks are provided by the generosity of individual donors, businesses, and groups through our #BoughtABackpack Challenge!

#BoughtABackpack Challenge Ambassadors challenge their service organizations, workplaces, bridge clubs, neighborhoods, etc. to take The #boughtabackpack  by organizing backpack drives.  The challenge runs from the end of June through the beginning of August each year.   

Find out how to take the #boughtabackpack Challenge.

For more information about

becoming an ambassador contact: 

Doneda Bailey