2016 SPARC Pre-Orientation Program Application: Due July 15th
SPARC stands for Students Promoting Action and Responsibility in the Community. During the week you will get to know your new community through service, learning about the issues our community faces, and meeting community partners that work regularly with Wake Forest students. If you have been dedicated to service or have a passion for service that you hope to explore in college, this program is for you!
The program is organized by Pro Humanitate Institute. In addition to staff support, three students who have served as SPARC leaders are chosen to coordinate. This year’s coordinators are awesome and great role models for what service leadership looks like on campus. In addition to the coordinators, there are 24 upper class service leaders who serve as mentors. We accept participants on a rolling basis and, once accepted, you will be placed in a small group with a mentor for the week. The mentor will lead you in your service activities but will also be there to answer any questions you have about Wake, particularly about getting involved on campus.
The week begins with a great afternoon of team building games where you will start to get to know your fellow SPARCies. For the remainder of the week, you will spend time exploring our Wake Forest and Winston-Salem community through direct service, meetings with community partners, small group reflections, and evening outings. SPARC days are jam-packed with activities and opportunities to more deeply know other SPARCies and the Winston-Salem community.
SPARC is a great opportunity to serve others while growing life-long friendships. We hope you'll apply to be one of 2016's SPARCies!
Program Fee and Financial Aid: There is a $325 program fee due upon acceptance into the program. The fee covers housing, transportation, food, and entertainment for the duration of the program. There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance. If you are in need of a scholarship in order to attend, please answer the question regarding financial aid below and fill in the requested amount. You will be contacted by a program representative to discuss your request. We do our best to fill funding requests, but not all requests for funding are guaranteed to be met. SPARC practices need blind admissions, therefore your application for the program will be considered separate from your request for financial aid.
Please complete the application below by July 15th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis weekly. You can expect a relatively quick turn-around but please be patient.