(*) partial Medicaid funded program for eligible participants
|Monday||Golf Clinic* (summer only)|
|Life Skills (18+)|
|Swim & Dine* (summer only)|
|Thursday||Now We’re Cooking*|
|Saturday||Film Production Workshop*|
|Food, Flicks, and Friends*|
SPARC Golf Clinics offer new and experienced golfers the opportunity to have fun as they receive personal instruction on the driving range and putting green. Participants learn how to setup their stance, pivot, swing, and control the flight of the golf ball, and play safely. Special Olympics are optional.
This SPARC program helps teens develop the necessary skills to engage in daily activities, including self-care, money management, career skills, and more.
What's better than enjoying an evening out on the town having dinner with friends? This SPARC program helps teens develop a sense of independence, as they practice healthy food choices, mealtime interaction and money management skills.
This program offers activities that are fun and interactive, as teens participate in Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, and meditation. Teens also learn the importance of developing healthy eating and the importance of nutrition.
Teens have fun as they cool off at the Junior Lake Pool for a social swim and then take a short walk into town to grab a bite at one of the many eateries there.
Teens join their friends and play in the SPARC Bowling League. We help with instruction and practice techniques to help participants improve their score while they play 2 Games every week. Fall Special Olympics optional.
This spirited SPARC Teen social group comes together to enjoy listening to popular hits, sing, drum, and play a variety of instruments.
This SPARC Teens program helps develop participant skills in food preparation, kitchen safety and table setting, as they work with our instructors on healthy recipes they use to prepare their favorite snacks, entrees, veggies, salads, desserts, holiday meals, and international fare.
SPARC Teens relax as the participate in the mind & body practice of Yoga and learn how to improve their balance, flexibility, strength, & breathing techniques.
SPARC Teens join with friends to engage in a wide range of social activities, including trips, games, dancing, cooking, special theme activities, sporting events, team building activities, parties, listening to music, enjoying snacks, and spending time with special guests.
SPARC’s production crew works with teens to create original scripts, learns camera techniques, lighting, directing, scenery/props and acting. Project production options include: Filming neighborhood events, biographies, fiction, movie reviews, music videos, animation, and interviews. Families are invited to our annual “Red Carpet Premiere.” Watch us on YouTube.com/SPARCIncTV
Teens participate in individualized, adapted riding instruction that helps them focus and develop independence, better balance and posture, improved self-esteem, and a love for animals. Participants also learn how to care for and groom horses. Equestrian Special Olympics optional.
Love going out on Saturday night? Our SPARC Teens develop independence, decision making and money management skills while watching and critiquing movies with friends.
Love tennis? Our SPARC Tennis Hotshots offer lessons from a pro, for experienced players to starters, as they learn how to play, from setting up their stance to the proper grip, basic strokes, and volley and serve. These lessons help participants Improve their eye/hand coordination and motor skills in a fun, highly social atmosphere.
The SPARC Totally Teens program offers high school teens a unique opportunity to enjoy activities include games, music, theme activities, lunch. Teens learn organization skills, how to handle money, reduce stress, develop good manners, become more independent, and learn about safety procedures. Local outings are scheduled throughout the year.
As SPARC continues to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, staff and the special needs community, we made the difficult decision in March to temporarily cancel our in-person programs to help do our part and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Even though our programs are on a PAUSE right now, SPARC has successfully continued to service the community by offering Virtual Programming to all of our participants. For 31 years, it has been our commitment to enrich the lives of people with special needs. We hope that you can help us continue our mission especially during this difficult time. DONATE NOW
Please note our main office remains closed but we are still reachable via our main line (914) 243-0583.
We are deeply grateful for your support of SPARC. Stay safe!