A new program for the times we are facing
Virtual Music Therapy
As our Austin schools are closed indefinitely, Sparks for Success! is determined to continue teaching our students skills to help them cope with these times. And we’re not doing this only for our own Sparks students, but for all the elementary age children in our district. Everyone is experiencing some level of trauma and Sparks for Success! wants to share coping mechanisms with children and their families.
“We love Sparks’ videos and are sharing them widely among staff and students. Thanks for these beautiful resources!!”
~ Communities In Schools of Central Texas ~
In addition to our Music Therapists who are sending encouraging messages to their students by way of our school counselors, Sparks for Success! is producing weekly videos, each teaching a skill to help all our children develop the resilience they need. Here is the link to our first video. And our 2nd video. Thank you, Ms. Adrienne, for producing these.
Sparks has already received positive feedback from school counselors.
In the past, Sparks for Success! has not run programs during the summer months, so our Covid-19 Video Project is not in our current budget. Producing these weekly videos is putting a strain on Sparks’ finances and we need your help during this critical time.
You Can Help
Please consider a gift to Sparks for Success! to help us offset these additional unforeseen expenses. Sparks wants to continue these weekly videos throughout the summer and into the school year. You can support literally hundreds of children through this project.
Most helpful is to have the security of monthly contributions. By choosing this option you will help Sparks know what we can do for our children. Sparks for Success! is grateful for all contributions.
Thank you in advance for supporting our children through these difficult days.
Other ways to give include mailing your check to:
Sparks for Success!
PO Box 660204
Austin, TX 78766-7204
You or a family member may reap significant tax savings by contributing to Sparks for Success! through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Your financial advisor can help you with this option. Our EIN: 81-3402046
Sparks for Success! is a nonprofit organization under IRC 501(c)(3).
All contributions are tax deductible.
Sparks for Success! CHANGES LIVES . . .
In the words of one middle school Assistant Principal:
“It’s a long and difficult journey for the kids and those of us working with them. Please know you are making a real difference.”
Your gift will Change A Life.
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Sparks for Success! works with students experiencing traumas resulting from parental incarceration. We conduct our Music Therapy classes and Private Music Lessons in some of Austin ISD’s Title 1 schools.
Our partners include Austin ISD and Communities In Schools (CIS) of Central Texas and Sparks’ Music Therapy classes are in demand.
Our Music Therapy classes are led by Board Certified Music Therapists who are who are educated in trauma and are trained in the specialized use of music interventions to reach non-musical goals.
The study of music instills important life skills that will serve our students as they progress through school, get jobs, and serve their communities.
Our goal is to encourage our students to achieve their potential. We help them develop the resilience they need so they can graduate from school, get jobs, and become contributing members of our community.
Some of our students will become leaders in their communities and will advocate for children like themselves.