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2 05, 2017

Beyond the Family — SPARKing strong connections for youth

By |May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Spring is finally here.  And with the freshness that Spring brings, SPARK has taken a fresh look at our work. The leaders and residents of the Itasca Area are committed to building stronger futures for all young people who grow up here.  One way each and every adult can be part of that vision is to connect with young people [...]

21 02, 2017

Grand Rapids 9th graders SPARK continued action.

By |February 21st, 2017|Develop skills to live, work and thrive in an ever changing world, Partner News, Uncategorized|

In December we reported on the efforts in Grand Rapids High School 9th grade class rooms to take learning from the Youth Voices survey data and move forward project they care about.  You can read more about that event here.   From District #318: Students analyzed data about our community gathered in the 2014 Itasca Area Youth Survey. They chose a [...]

14 10, 2016

Engagement coordinator search begins!

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  Know someone with a passion for youth and a passion for rural community development? This may be their opportunity to become the first-ever SPARK community engagement coordinator. Partnering with the University of Minnesota Extension, SPARK is excited to be hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator to advance the goals of the Pathway to Student Success in the Greater Itasca Area. [...]