Our Programs

After School Clubs

Our After-School Clubs are popular with schools, parents and students because they are unique, educational and fun! These programs provide true enrichment and are typically structured around the following grade clusters: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Program themes include entrepreneurship, personal finance, the stock market, leadership and more!

My First Hot Coco Stand (K-3rd)

Come learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! A hot cocoa stand is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and is fun! This program empowers kids with an entrepreneurial mindset for their “business,” drawing from such disciplines as marketing, finance and strategy, in a supportive environment fostering team work. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy!

Stock Market Club (3rd-8th)

Start investing in the stock market at a young age and make your money grow! Pick your own $10,000 portfolio with stocks like Apple, Google or Amazon using a cool stock-trading simulation. This hands-on experience empowers students with the tools and mindset to face future investment decisions with confidence and "buy low, sell high.” A solid foundation for successful future investors!

Entrepreneurs Club (3rd-8th)

If you like “Shark Tank,” this club is for you! Students select a “business idea,” learn to develop a business plan and make a “pitch” presentation on the last day.

Students also role-play as CEOs for leading companies (Apple, Under Armour, Amazon, Tesla, Coke) and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Students enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders.

Summer Camps
Register for summer camps here!

"Thank you! This is just so amazing. Speaking of investments, I can honestly say that this has been the best-value camp my son has ever participated in. We were extremely impressed by the high quality of the material presented, the application of real-world examples, and the way that the camps presented such complex material in a fun way." -Patricia

Dollars and Sense

Praised in leading business publications as pioneering, this innovative camp provides a solid foundation on financial literacy for kids. Games and hands-on activities help campers internalize key concepts, like budgeting and entrepreneurship, in a fun and supportive environment fostering team work. This unique experience empowers campers with the mindset to start making sound financial decisions and develop into responsible global citizens. Every camper gets a piggy bank to encourage saving!

Jr. CEOs

It's time to run your company! This camp is designed to teach kids how to manage their once "idea on a napkin" now turned full on business. Learn to solve day to day problems and plan ahead for the future to the likes of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos! Communication, planning, and creativity are all concepts fostered within this empowering environment.

My First Stock Portfolio

Invest in your future with SPARK’s five levers of success: personal finance, investments, entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. Praised in leading business publications as pioneering, this unique experience includes simulations and hands-on activities to empower campers with essential 21st century skills and the mindset to make sound financial decisions, resulting in benefits lasting well beyond the last day of camp.

Financial Wellness

In today’s uncertain economic environment, many employees face significant financial anxiety.

Our Financial Wellness programs are designed to accomplish three main goals:

Alleviate the financial pressures faced by employees, a source of anxiety that can negatively affect on the job performance

Empower staff to take control of their finances, make educated decisions and become happier, more productive employees

Enhance employers’ recruiting profile and retention strategy as an innovative employer providing leading-edge training on financial matters

Our Financial Fitness Bootcamp is an ideal “financial check-up” for your staff.

In this 2-hour workshop, participants complete a baseline financial wellness assessment
and increase their awareness and understanding of budgeting, credit and investments.

Beyond this initial workshop, we can design and deliver a comprehensive program tailored to your needs and objectives, including personalized assessments, periodic workshops, personal coaching and development of communications for employees.

Programs can be customized to specific segments of your workforce (e.g., millennials, mid-level professionals, support staff, etc.) and can be delivered at any office location worldwide. We will implement a program that is right for you.

Focus on millennials

Prospective employees are looking beyond competitive pay and standard benefits when selecting an employer. With millennials particularly concerned about their financial security, employers offering financial wellness benefits will be in a better position to attract top talent.

Note: SPARK business academy is purely an educational organization with no conflicts of interest.