Introduce your elementary and middle school students to the world of work with the Spark Early Career Exploration Program!

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Spark Early Career Exploration Program

The DPS Spark Early Career Exploration Program partners with Denver Metro area businesses and organizations to expose middle and elementary school students to professional work environments and inspire students to pursue high-demand, high-wage careers they may never have considered prior to participating.

In addition to these events, the Spark program also has an abundant library of online career exploration resources including lessons and activities that can be used in the classroom.

Spark Program Objectives

Through postsecondary readiness and academic engagement, Spark is intentionally designed to: 

  • Improve knowledge of Career Pathways

Spark aims to impact students’ future aspirations and career choices by helping them make connections between academic content, career fields and understand industry requirements.

  • Develop Workplace Skills

Spark allows students to interact with Industry Professionals and be exposed to meaningful work & diverse environments. Early career exposure will help students in recognizing real-world applications of soft and technical skills.

  • Inform School Choice

Participation in the Spark Program will excite families about high school academic and career options. Students will be able to discover school & work based programs and be motivated to enroll in career pathway programs.



If you have any questions about Spark in Denver Public Schools, please email Sondra Osif.