On November 10, SPARC was able…

Mini Grant SenseMaker Project Story or Micro-Narrative

  • Grant Project: SPARC Guidance
  • Description: Support for the operation of an existing business for profit or not for profit
  • Role: I attended a one-time mini grant event, I received a mini grant for an idea I had, and I'm a resident who knows about or knows someone awarded a mini grant
  • Date submitted: 2020-11-17 12:00

On November 10, SPARC was able to complete its first online training with over 60 Early Head Start center owners and staff under the Early Learning Coalition. The training was a professional edition of an earlier training presented to families last year at BRIDGES Riviera Beach (also thanks to the HN Mini-Grant). With this year’s grant, I was able to upgrade the training, the Zoom platform membership, and utilize new technology (a tablet) to offer a more stable and engaging online training experience. The participants loved the training! As the presenter, any anxiety I had was whisked away as I engaged with such an amazing group of professionals dedicated to the the children and families they serve and help. When I finished the workshop and signed off, I wiped away happy tears. This, I knew, was at the heart of what SPARC Guidance can and will do for the community. My goal with this business is to continue to offer the 4 A’s (Awareness, Acceptance, Affirmation, and Advocacy) for families affected by autism/developmental delays, and the professionals who work for and alongside them.

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