Spark’s Campus Champions include a campus-wide network of support to assist foster care alumni in achieving educational success through support and encouragement.

It’s important that alumni feel comfortable and disclosing issues that might arise and that the staff and faculty helping with critical issues are responsive and knowledgeable in trauma-informed practices. The goal of Campus Champions is to eliminate barriers on campus that may exist that impede foster care alumni from being successful. The Campus Champions support student success and include decision-makers, unit leaders, and advisors in many departments who may be called on to provide resources, advocacy, and influence on campus.

Become a Campus Champion

These workshops will be offered online and in-person to accommodate a wide variety of schedules and needs. These workshops are for faculty, staff, and administrators and use a strengths-based approach to foster and develop Champion practices that support our students academically, emotionally, and socially.

Participants who complete the workshop and sign the Campus Champion Pledge will receive a Spark Advocate card to post in their space and will have the opportunity to have their name listed on our website to visibly show their support. We encourage our Champions to continue learning more in our workshops and ask questions anytime!

“Campus Champions mean that someone cared enough to learn about what being me means to me.” – Spark student, freshman.

Ready to make a difference?

Next In-Person Training TBD
Online training will resume in February 2021

To get on the list for the next training, please contact Shannon Mann-Butler.