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Our Community Impact Model

SparkShare leads a four-phase model of community change that – over the course of one year – moves from identifying challenges, to building partnerships, to implementing solutions.

The Impact Model


SparkShare does amazing work giving teens the opportunity to have a voice, to listen to what they have to say and actually taking action

-- Latrese, Employer, Haley House




With a core group of 20 young people across 3-4 anchor organizations we:

Identify Barriers to Opportunity

Map Community Resources​

Learn to talk about challenges in a constructive, solution-focused way​

We help the Youth Spark ideas and identify and energize new partners (8-10) by:

Creating a vision of change for their community

Engaging organizations who can collaborate with our youth

Helping the youth use their voice and experience to generate solutions

We bring youth and organizations together through Partner Meetings and Community Summits to:

Commit to a shared agenda and goals

Help young people learn how to partner with adults in their community

Develop specific ideas for action

Our partnerships move to action. We facilitate this by:

Working alongside our youth and organizations as they implement their plans

Weaving skill development into partnership programs, ensuring our youth gain the leadership and life skills they need 

Leading ongoing planning, process improvement, and continued development of goals/actions

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