S.P.A.R.K.

Through our S.P.A.R.K. (Special Pathways for At Risk Kids) our members can engage in camps, programs, jobs, volunteer and career engagement activities to better determine the best choice for career and education after graduating from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.
Our sponsors and partners have made a better future possible for our kids

Videos and photos of completed events/training activities

Here are some examples of programming options for our members:

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Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana

June, 2018: Culinary Camp (Middle School)
June 2018:  STEM Camp  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Includes rocklet building, Tie Dye T shirt, Bacteria swabbing, games, chemistry, H2O Robot Activity, 3-D printing, field activiites, microscope, food activities. Soldering actiivities. Launch a rocket.
July 2018: Build Trade Camp Includes but is not limited to etching, building a squirrel feeder, masonry demonstration, aviation museum, dissasemble and reassemble a car motor and welding

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University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Animation Programming: Matt Smith will be teaching a three day aninmation program at the club (4th – 7th grade)

June 2018: High School Music Technology Academy. Members (Grades 9-12) will explore audio recording, film and TV sound effects, and music production all with state of the art equipment.

June 2018: Healthcare Camp

June 2018: Youth Art Camp

July, 2018: High School Summer Creative Arts Academy. Members (Grades 9-12) wills tudy visual arts, work with professional artists and develop portfolios. Pritmaking, painting, animation, photography, drawing and graphic design.

July 2018: Youth Art Camp

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Huntington University, Huntington Indiana

July 2018: Commotion in the Ocean. An on campus day camp led by students and professors for our 6-8 year old members. Our kids explore the sea world through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

July 2018: Engineering is Elementary. Our kids (9-11) will learn how to build better bridges, catapults and other engineering challenges. Discovery learning.

July 2018: Summer Visit Day. A campus visit for junior and senior  members includes an overnight stay. Academic programs and financiual aid will be discussed.

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Science Central
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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June 2018: Provided 15 camp positions plus passes

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Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana

June 2018: Entrepenuership Workshop: High school students who want to own their own buisness.

Drama
June 2018: Superpowered Comic Book: Illustrator (Grades 7-12)
June 2018: Dramagination
(Grades K-3)
June 2018: Youth Drama (Grades 4-8)
June 2018: Improv  and Advanced Improv Workshop 
(Grades 6-12)
June 2018: Introduction to Puppetry (Grades 6-12)

Visual Art
June 2018: Picture This: Photoshop for Beginners (Grades 7-12)
June 2018: Drawing (Grades K-3; Grades 4-8)
June 2018: Watercolor and Watercolor 3 DWorkshop (Grades 7-12)

Dance
June 2018:  Ballet (Ages 6-8; Ages 9-19)
June 2018:  Tap Dance (Ages 4-6; Ages 7-9; 10-12)
June 2018:  Jazz Dance (Ages 4-8; Ages 7-9; 9-12; 13-15)

Art
July 2018: 3D Art, Painting (Grades K-3; Grades 4-8)

Music/Lighting
June 2018: Woodwind, Piano, String, Choir.
Among others is the Gene Marcus Piano Camp. An immersion in all things piano taight by Hamilton Tescarollo, professor of keyboatd studies.
July 2018: Lighting Technology: How moving lights work. Using intelligent lights in the design process.

STEM Camps
June 2018: Industrial Technology:
Tools and hands on applications. (Grades 9-12)
June 2018: Engineering and Computer Science Robotics Working with robots.
June 2018: Girls STEM Leadesrhip Exploration: Design a future city. (Grades 8-11)
June 2018: Physics Exploration: 
Experiments in laser, quanutm physics, astronomy and more.

July 2018: Math and Science Camp (ages 11-13) Chemistry, optics, buoyancy and more.
July 2018: Engineering Technology: Working with Raspberry Pi kit. (Grades 8-9)
July 208: Computer Science Explortion: How to make a computer. (Grades 8-12)

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Northeast Indiana Building Trades
Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

The BGCFW has announced a partnership with the Northeast Indiana Building Trades to develop career programming in the building trades. When the new building is completed in the spring of 2019, there will be a new building trades/career area to learn about everything from sheet metal and carpentry to bricklayer and electrical job opportunities.

 

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School of Coding
South Bend, Indiana
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June 2018: Coding Camp

Other partners:

Lowes ship building
Best Buy partnering on animation camp
Soaring Hawks Rehabilitation Educational program
Parkview: Occupational therapist discusses careers in the field.
Mad Ants: Motivational talks
Allen County Public Library: Reading programs, Imagination playground blocks
Half Price Books: Reading incentives