Educate, Empower, Enable
We host summits around the world to provide motivation and inspire youth to pursue their dreams.
We organize talks, panels, and workshops by professionals to share insightful knowledge with aspiring youth.
We match middle school & high school students with college students & industry professionals to provide youth with guidance & foster greater knowledge of their school career & beyond.
We partner with various middle school & high school students to offer elementary students with academic support.
We invite professionals in various career paths to conduct a 24 hour takeover to bring awareness into various caerer paths & a day in the life in these paths.
Having witnessed the resilience and unfed intellectual curiosity of underserved students, Paridhi Latawa created SparkED, a student-led non-profit organization to educate, empower, & enable youth to make informed decisions about their career & life.
Through speaker series, summits, mentorship programs, tutoring programs, & takeovers, SparkED prepares underserved students for a prosperous future through increased education equity and scientific literacy.
Given the rate of technological progress, 85% of the jobs that today's college & high school students will pick up haven't been invented yet; therefore, it is vital to connect youth with current leaders to understand what's being created today & what the future will bring.
What began as simple webinars & events have now turned into a global initiative empowering youth changemakers! Since Fall 2020, SparkED has hosted 7 virtual talks & panel sessions by 14 speakers & panelists with attendees from 14 different US states & 11 other countries. SparkED also hosted 14 Instagram takeovers by professionals pursuing various career fields, benefitting 1000+ students. Through its newly established tutoring program, SparkED has paired 60+ tutors & students to foster democratized aid in education. In total, 8000+ students have reacted to SparkED's platforms, ranging from Instagram to email newsletters to other social media forms. Daily Points of Light, Million Women Mentors, NXP, Hack Club Bank, Hershey, & Google have recognized our efforts through awards, grants, mentors, & news accolades.
Moving forward, we hope to continue building an inclusive, educationally literate community striving to pursue its dreams despite economic hardships or social factors.