OUR STORY

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Having witnessed the resilience and unfed curiosity of underserved students, Paridhi Latawa created SparkED, a nonprofit 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.