SPARX is a youth development program in all of Tacoma's middle
It is coordinated by Metro Parks with funding support from the City
of Tacoma and facility support from Tacoma Public Schools.
Sparx and 21st Century Pilot Club will start Monday, September 17th
• School day support and mentoring
• Lunch time recreation
• After school mentoring, tutoring and enrichment
• Field trips on school holidays and in-service days
With SPARX, middle schoolers are getting the added spark they need
to get connected, stay in school, and achieve.
SPARX staff members are in schools all day and provide a
variety of lunch-time Quick Burst activities that are fun, social
and build rapport with the students.
Kids' connection to fun and safe after-school activities and
|SPARX after School 2:50-4:20pm
"Staying after school" is a good thing, thanks to SPARX. Kids will
love all the great clubs and activities to choose from, and parents
will love knowing their kids have somewhere safe and fun to go
SPARX offers young people a safe place to hang out with their
friends, choose from a variety of clubs and activities, or get help
with schoolwork. The program offerings change every four weeks, so
there's always cool stuff to do.
A variety of field trips and activities are offered throughout the
year and may include bowling, ice skating, movies, etc.
|SPARX During In-Service Days & Holiday
field trip calendar, check with SPARX staff for fee and other
details. Most trip fees range from $5-$20 per event. Two-week
advance registration and permission slips required. Registrations
must be coordinated with the SPARX Site Coordinator. Make checks
payable to Metro Parks Tacoma (scholarships available).
Leandra J. Shelton
*Regular school day activities are free. In-service day and
holiday break field trips will have a fee. Learn more.