Motivating Youth By Igniting Sparks by Dena Davis

Desciption: According to research from Search Institute, a SPARK is what people are really passionate about doing, that may allow them to express themselves and make their own unique contributions to the world. Finding and exploring that Spark is an important part of a child’s education and development. When young people know and develop a Spark and have the support of adults in growing it, they become ready and willing to be engaged and challenged. Igniting Sparks results in:

  • better academic outcomes
  • better social outcomes
  • fewer risk-taking behaviors

This talk will explore HOW to identify and ignite Sparks, and how (through community collaboration and partnership) we created a camp in Rhode Island all about igniting Sparks, called “Camp iAm”.

Dena Davis
Corporate Education & Leadership Specialist
ACTion Performance & Leadership
www.action-leadership.com 
Artistic/Creative Director
ARTS ALIVE
www.artsalivebarrington.org  

 

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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org

Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, Clinical Services
 
ccudworth@risas.org

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program
lreposa@risas.org

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services
cjudge@risas.org 

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 
ksullivan@risas.org 

Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

Sue Davis, LICSW           Manager, Student Assistance Services               sdavis@risas.org

 
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Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886
401-732-8680

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