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2020-2021 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM CALENDAR

Career Sparks has connected with career leaders across the nation to bring you Spark Encounters, featuring astronauts, world-renowned brand CEOs, pioneers in science/engineering/mathematics, international chefs, technology giants, courageous service professionals, including firemen and medical heroes on the frontlines along with some familiar faces including movie directors, actors and professional athletes. 

SEPTEMBER: GAMING GIANTS (9/23/20 @10am PT), NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

Join innovative leaders within the video game industry that have used their education, training and skills set to build careers in one of the world's most popular entertainment activities. You'll meet the Art Director for Epic Games who specifically oversaw the creative direction for Fortnite Battle Royale and the Principal Narrative Writer for Riot Games who developed story lines for League of Legends.  

OCTOBER: BUSINESS INNOVATORS (10/21/20 @10am PT)

How did a little mouse become an international icon?  Branding is all around us and helps make products stand out and remembered. Join this Spark Encounter to learn about building a business brand and how important it is to evolve and protect it. You'll hear from two business powerhouses as they explain how they helped build some of the most iconic brands in the world!

NOVEMBER: SPORTS SUPERSTARS (11/18/20 @10am PT)

Have you ever imagined an arena of fans cheering you on as you go in for a slam dunk? Even though professional athletes make sports look easy, it takes hard work to get from the playground to the sports court.  Learn what it takes to work hard in school, get into a competitive university sports program and ultimately be drafted in a national sports league.

DECEMBER: TV TITANS (12/9/20 @10am PT)

When the camera is on, these career leaders perform at their very best.  They are the creative minds behind some of your favorite TV shows, watched by millions!  During this Spark Encounter you'll learn just what it takes to bring a TV show to life!  Don't miss this opportunity to learn all about producing TV shows that are watched around the world!

JANUARY: SPACE SUPERHEROES (1/27/21 @10am PT)

Join real life astronauts as they take us out of this world to explain spaceflight. Learn how it felt to launch into space, experience zero gravity and look onto earth from the outside. You'll hear from two American astronauts, as they share their space journeys with you. Learn about the education, training and skills needed to become an astronaut, including the ability to NOT get motion sickness or be afraid of heights!

FEBRUARY: MEDICAL WARRIORS (2/24/21 @10am PT)

Not all superheroes wear capes...sometimes they wear scrubs! Learn about the extensive training and on-going education doctors and nurses experience to deliver excellent health care to our communities. You'll learn about the incredible job tasks these medical warriors complete each day, including SAVING LIVES! Hear directly from two medical superheroes as they share their experiences and journeys through medical/nursing school and direct on-the-job training.  

MARCH: COMMUITY HEROES  (3/24/21 @10am PT)

Why are fire trucks red? Why do Police Officers wear blue? Discover what it's like to be a Firefighter or Police Officer, both committed to serving our communities. Firefighters and Police Officers have the most important job task you can imagine...they keep us safe! During this Spark Encounter, you'll learn about the courageous bravery, strength and clever thinking needed to be a public service hero! Plus, you'll learn about the education and training needed to start a career in these two public service fields.

APRIL: MOVIE MARVELS  (4/21/21 @10am PT)

Do you know how movies are put together? Who gets to say "Action!"? And just how long does it take to create a motion picture anyway? During this Spark Encounter you'll hear from two movie leaders who've worked on projects seen by millions of people world-wide! Bring the popcorn and get ready to go to the movies!

MAY: ANIMAL CHAMPIONS (5/19/21 @10am PT)

Veterinarians, marine biologists and conservationists are all animal champions, providing health care and protection to our world's beloved animals. Hear from two animal champions as they share why they decided to commit their careers to loving animals. Learn about the skills needed to help numerous species thrive in our world and how to protect their futures.

JUNE: FOOD MASTERS (6/2/21 @10am PT)

Interested in culinary creations? Dazzling desserts? Exquisite entrees? Are you getting hungry yet?! This is the Spark Encounter for you! Listen to two culinary experts as they talk about their journeys in becoming famously known for their amazing contributions to the food industry. Learn how they studied, trained and developed skills that have made them the cooking marvels they are today!

JULY: UNIVERSITY TOUR (7/14/21 @10AM PT)

During the summer months, Sparklers are invited to participate in live virtual tours of universities across the country. You don't have to be a high school senior to enjoy these tours. Our youngest Sparklers are welcome to get a taste of what higher education is all about and to dream a little bigger!

AUGUST: UNIVERSITY TOUR (8/4/21 @10AM PT)

During the summer months, Sparklers are invited to participate in live virtual tours of universities across the country. You don't have to be a high school senior to enjoy these tours. Our youngest Sparklers are welcome to get a taste of what higher education is all about and to dream a little bigger!

 

Please be advised that the above events and dates are subject to change.

"Children are one third of our population and all of our future."

Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

 

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