SPARK Turns 10

SPARK is dedicated to empowering parents as a child’s first and most important teacher. We help children thrive by ensuring all families have what they need for a child to succeed in school and life. Over the past ten years we have impacted over 10,000 families and almost 12,000 children. Children are at the heart of what we do. For the past ten years SPARK has worked to ensure every child has the best start in life, and we will continue working for the families of Aurora in 2022 and beyond!
Take a look back at the amazing things SPARK has accomplished over the past ten years!

Partner and Parent Testimonials

Shannon, World Relief

DeeDee, Fox Valley Park District

Samantha, Parent Ambassador

Nelly and Family, Parent

Chuck and his daughter, Parent

Janelle, Parent

Our Impact

Be the SPARK that Lights the Path to a Child's Brighter Future

A child has about 2,000 days from birth to kindergarten. Of Aurora’s 20,000 children between birth and five years old, nearly half will not be ready for kindergarten because of factors such as poverty, language barriers and unidentified developmental delays. This places them at high risk to struggle in school and drop out of high school.
Your donation identify families w and help them enroll in early childhood learning and development programs and services.
Children in early childhood programs and services demonstrate greater success in school and life. On average, each $1 spent on early childhood development creates a 13% return on investment through increased school achievement, healthy behavior and adult productivity.
Your financial support allows SPARK to change the outcome for children who need our help the most. We appreciate your contribution to a child’s positive future – the greatest return on investment.

Take a Look Back on the Past Ten Years