A F T E R   S C H O O L




(Out of School Time) 

(nights, week-ends, holidays, before and after school)

Millions of urban youth lack access to out of school time programs that provide rich opportunities for growth, learning and fun.  One possible solution - coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, programs and others involved in OST programming - is being pioneered by a group of Wallace Foundation- supported city efforts.   Fort Worth, is one of the eleven cities that are part of the solution!                                                                                                                                                               



We have 209 square miles of children whose lives can be transformed by FW SPARC.

Their transformation will depend upon, Fort Worth's ability to produce a “collective impact".

Are you up for it?

Our children are counting on YOU!


F o r t   W o r t h 


 Strengthening after-school Programs through Advocacy, Resources and Collaboration


WE are a network of Fort Worth's many different after-school and summer programs.

We collaborate with the City of Fort Worth, each of the 14 school districts within Fort Worth, and various community organizations.

We strive to improve all youth programs by encouraging and providing:​​

Quality training to the people who work with Fort Worth youth each and every day

Equal access to quality programs for ALL Fort Worth youth

Data collection supporting continuous improvement and innovation in Fort Worth's available youth programming.




Latest News & Information

Camp Fort Worth 2016 - Discounts Available thru February 28, 2016



Kids Vision Fest at TCC River Campus

Fort Worth SPARC displayed at Kids Vision Fest and shared:  The FW Sparc Program Locator, reading tips, information on GradNATION, and our upcoming FW SPARC Resource Fair.  The high point of the day was simply seeing 350 children and 75 adults receive eyeglasses free of charge.  Thanks to Essilor, Alcon, Tarrant County College, and many other sponsors,  Kids Vision Fest has entered it's second decade of service as an annual event in Fort Worth.  Here are some tips FW Sparc wants to share with you regarding vision challenges in children.

Fort Worth launches GradNation

February 10, 2016

At the Botanic Garden Center, for the second week in a row, we worked to build our GRADNATION!  As the committees were formed, the attendees positivity and energy began the trail, to a successful GradNation on October 10, 2016.  With attendees like:  Molly Hyry, Jennifer Limas, Rattana Mao, Judy Perez, Nancy Brunett, Dana Harris, Becky Balarin, Dr. Robert Munoz, and the list goes one....you will want to be involved!  Interested:  call Tobi Jackson 817-296-7721  #GRADNATIONFW2016