Camp SPARK is a weeklong residential camp for middle school girls focused on social entrepreneurship, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. A unique combination of career exploration, entrepreneurship, and leadership development, the camp encouraged its participants to identify and address important issues facing the SouthCoast. The camp is free of charge for girls from all demographics across the region– with a particular focus on low to moderate income populations. Twenty four young women made up our second class which was hosted at Massachusetts Maritime Academy this summer and this diverse troupe of future innovators included young women from New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Wareham and surrounding communities in Southern Massachusetts.
The impact of SPARK goes beyond the week-long camp itself, as participants meet periodically throughout the following academic year to expand on their ideas and put their plans into action.
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