The Spark program was specifically designed to ignite curiosity and a love of learning. It is offered once a week after school at Sunnyside Elementary School and l’École primaire du Jardin-des-Frontières in Stanstead. The Spark program begins with organized playground or gym games that promote physical activity and socialization. After a healthy snack, students take part in hands-on activities, such as science experiments, math games, or a team-building exercises. At Sunnyside, the program began in 2014 and is offered to grades 3-4. The program was expanded to Jardin-des-Frontières in 2019 for students in grades 3 and 4.
Focus is placed on building soft skills, like problem-solving, communication and teamwork, with the goal of building a foundation for employability and a life of autonomy.
September to June
To be confirmed
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2
Jardin-Des-Frontières Elementary School
7 Rue Park,
Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0
Physical activity and healthy snacks
Elementary Program Coordinator
“I came back to tutor the children so they can see that they are capable of achieving high things and that it does not matter that they come from a town like Stanstead. This program itself is a beneficial part of the community and I feel it’s programs like these that we need to help the youth in continuing their education and to know they can go further.”
- LOUISE LACHANCE-HARRISON, PAST PARTICIPANT