Spark Performance for Youth

Providing group coaching for marginalized
Black and Brown youth and young adults
to improve behavioral, developmental,
social, and academic performance
while cultivating a positive cultural identity.


This unique program helps young people spark purpose in life
through exploring interests and gifts,
while acquiring tools required to achieve short-term and long-term goals.

For K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations

Average of 6-8 months in length


Exploring the G.R.O.W. model

Creating an action plan

"Definite Chief Aim"

Understanding personal brand

Roadmap to success

Personal development

College & career / entrepreneur

And more


Group contexts provide unique opportunities for shared learning, relationships, and experiences.


Working as a group embeds a higher level of accountability. You become responsible to all and for all. Learning becomes interdependent.


The context expands cultural ways of being, especially for students of African /African American descent. If young people of European descent are included, they are exposed to other cultural norms and ways of being that expand their worldview.  


The benefit of life coaching with Theresa is definitely having a roadmap to get where you want to be and becoming organized.
Accomplishing small goals feels good, and being able to have someone to talk to—
to give you advice. To feel like somebody genuinely cares about you.

Amanda Alvarado
Participant, College Student


of youth accomplished short-term goals


of youth report significant improvement in both their personal lives and in areas of academic achievement

Snapshots of Spark Youth in Action 

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