The Spark (formerly called Build-A-Bridge) is an in-school entrepreneurship program for junior and senior high school students in the central gulf coast region. The purpose of the program is to educate students about entrepreneurship and business management.
Compared to other programs, Spark serves a broad, diverse student population at a lower average cost per student.
Spark was beta tested at Williamson High School in 2018. This year the program is benefiting 15 students from Murphy High School.
Spark has three major areas of impact: it provides students skills to prepare them to start a new business; it provides a bridge from high school to college so students can advance their education; and it enhances the entrepreneurial mindset of the students and local community.