SPARK LogoWhat is Spark?

The mission of the SPARK program is to assist undergraduate women identifying with underrepresented and historically marginalized racial/ethnic backgrounds in their transitions into and through Carolina by creating a supportive community and providing opportunities for leadership and self-discovery. SPARK is a completely free opportunity for UNC students! The 2022 Spark Retreat will take place at the YMCA Camp Weaver in Greensboro, NC September 9th - 11th.

Applications for SPARK for the fall retreat have closed. If you are interested in engaging in SPARK or if you have any questions, contact Natasha Young at or Jordan Davis at  

Spark cohort

This program welcomes all participants regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. In particular, we encourage individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sex, to participate in this program