The history of Passion Spark began with Segue Career Guidance Program, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which shares the same core mission as Segue, “To inform students today to support their career successes tomorrow.” Now, under contract to Segue, Passion Spark engages students at a much deeper level and over a substantially greater time period. Specifically, Passion Spark's Retreat Workshops occur over 20 hours, whereas Segue's in-class career speakers presented for just 20 minutes. Passion Spark guides participants to "Do what you love and also earn a good living." It also serves a broader population of participants as described on this website's home page.
Historically, Segue provided over 90,000 Student Career Exposures (SCEs; one SCE is one exposure to one career option by one live in-class speaker). Segue produced outstanding outcomes as measured by Harvard University and California Lutheran University, as well as by student and teacher testimonials. Findings by these universities are summarized below under the button titled "Research."
Segue was highly regarded in the community, as described in a 4-minute summary video by a Superior Court Judge, a school Superintendent, a county District Attorney, a County Sheriff, a Probation Chief, and others, as found below under the button titled "Testimonials."
Unique to Segue was its proprietary self-scheduling software system, which enabled speakers, everyday members of the workforce, to self-schedule a convenient time to speak in three consecutive high school or college classrooms, for 20 minutes each, at the frequency requested by the teachers/professors. Speakers brought students real world examples from a large variety of careers, their careers, and reported actual examples of how behaviors such as initiative and perseverance generate career success.