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Spark Academy is a free program that gives third and fourth-grade students an opportunity to discover their gifts and talents in a safe place after school Monday through Thursday. Spark encourages each participant to discover their gift and can build a solid foundation to grow.
We have key values that help young people develop and thrive:
Spark Academy Summer Enrichment Program is a free, educational summer camp for third, fourth, and fifth-grade students at The Salvation Army Ferguson Community Empowerment Center. In summer 2022, the program runs June 6-July 28, and operates Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Our Spark Academy Summer Enrichment Program includes:
For questions, to register for Spark Academy or the Spark Academy Summer Enrichment Program, please call Veronica Edwards at (314) 439-8306, or send an email to Veronica.Edwards@usc.salvationarmy.org.
The Believe Project, a partnership with the St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature, is a new literacy library created to be a safe space for children to enjoy the beauty of reading and will be featured at The Salvation Army Ferguson Community Empowerment Center through the Spark Academy and Ignite programs. The project’s vision is to ensure that “all children become confident and competent readers by the end of third grade” – focusing especially on books written by black authors and/or for black children’s audiences.