Our L.E.E.R program is designed to support children reading below grade level. Participants in grades 1-5 meet in volunteer-led small groups to practice reading & comprehension skills and have fun while doing it!
There is an easy structure and lessons for volunteers to follow. All materials and program coordination are provided by SpringSpirit staff.
To sign up your child, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer, click here.
Our college and career preparation program serves middle school and high school students.
All programming is designed to help our SpringSpirit youth determine their post-high school plans.
Our goal is to have each participant graduate high school and go on to some further education—either a technical, 2-year or 4-year degree, or enlist in the military.
The meetings are designed for participants to work with their parents and mentors and take the academic and self-development steps needed at each grade level to work toward a post-high school pathway of a technical, 2-year or 4-year school, or military service.
These grade level meetings are held three times a year with the intention of growing college and career awareness starting in the 8th grade.
Our Career Speaker Series program is a vehicle for middle and high school students to explore the wide array of career opportunities available to them as adults.
Participants are invited to join our monthly Career Speaker Series on Zoom to hear from professionals about their career choices and the paths they took to get there.
This program was born in the Fall of 2018 with the help of an amazing volunteer. The kids used STEM materials donated from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to compete in the Ripken STEM Challenge, and they won first place!
Since then, we have continued the STEM programming into the Spring semester.
The goal is to wet their appetite for STEM but also broaden their vocabulary and framework of knowledge.