Our S.P.A.R.K. (Support Program of Arts and Reading for Kids) Program is an after-school course that provides a safe, accessible place for area children grades K-5.
The Urban Mission believes that financial instability in the family should never keep a student from receiving the proper tools to participate in school and succeed in life. This program focuses on reading comprehension, arts, and creative play. The goal is to instill hope and confidence in the youth of Oklahoma. The children are given the tools they need to succeed in an ever-demanding world.
Volunteers from the community act as mentors and tutors and assist students in completing homework assignments and increasing their reading skills. Other activities include crafts, games, recreations, computer time and writing.
During the summer months SPARK extends to an all day program. The focus still remains on reading skills, but the kids also take weekly field trips. Children are also given two full meals and a snack to combat the increased risk of food insecurity during the summer months.