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Scholarships to Attend the Retreat

Scholarships to Attend the Retreat

Careers FOR Leaders

and those who might want to be leaders

Discover/Re-discover what you love!  

This retreat will guide you to the enthusiasm that is you, to your natural motivation, and to a place where you glow with confidence.

We call it a Retreat

because it combines a time of peace and adventure in a way that lets your natural knowing flourish to guide you to what you really want in life.

 

We invite you on a journey

to explore your passions and

then match one to a fulfilling career.

Leadership skills increase

as leadership of the group rotates to each

of the six members of the Retreat group when the baton is passed to them.

A new way to create a fulfilling life,

Passion Spark guides you to a career

to earn good income -- as a second step.

As a first step, the Retreat guides you to

connect with your inner knowing,

what you love, what are your passions. 

Then, our Socratic method guides you 

to match your passion to a career

that is fulfilling and earns a good income.

Benefit from the wisdom of mentors

that has been curated from the greats our world has known.  When the baton is passed

to you, it's your turn to lead and describe the next selection of wisdom, which is easily readable in the Retreat script.

Measured outcomes

are statistically significant, including a 33% increase in “passion for a career,” a 39% increase in “good idea for next steps to take,” and a 22% increase in

“a good idea for a college major.”  

See 15 retreat experiences here.

Multiracial students are walking in univ

This student 

attributes her $220,000 college scholarship to her Passion Spark Retreat experience.  

30-minute info meetings

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Unique to this Retreat

is its non-lecture format.  It is based on a guided interactive curriculum among peers who respect each other’s skills to engage thoughtfully, and who support each other on this intriguing adventure toward a personal awakening about what they'd really like to do in life.

“When a person owns their passion,

little can stand in the way of their success.”

Online Retreat Gatherings

Once a week for four weeks, two 3-hour gatherings each Saturday, with a break in-between, the Retreats are comprised of six members from your peer group, as described below.  Institutional options to spread the eight gatherings over eight weeks, or on days other than Saturday, are available.

Retreat Date Options are shown here.

Retreat Tuition Options are shown here.

Quick summary of Retreat experiences is here.

The topics of each Retreat gathering are here.

To see a page brochure about the Retreat, click here.

 

An example of how the Retreat flows is shown here.

Participants of all backgrounds are invited.*

This Eight-Gathering Retreat

is designed for people who really want to be there. We aren’t for everyone, but we may be for you!  High school and college students, college alumni, veterans, and those in mid-career who are ready for a new challenge, may apply.

During the Retreat Gatherings, you're invited to hit the pause button, have time to reflect about what in life brings you joy, match that passion to a satisfying career, and then start on the path to it. 

Teacher Helping Student Playing Violin

This retreat adventure may be the chance of a lifetime that few people will ever experience.  It's not a course with a grade, or a supervisor's evaluation to worry about. It’s time just for your own personal self-discovery.  It's time you set aside just for you, with caring support, to look inside at these big ideas.  When will you ever get to do that again?

"This is your moment!"

Executive Summaries for each group

See your Peer Group Below

  • Those in mid-career who now find a lack of passion in their work and would love to have some.  For management options and Corporate Care, click here.

  • College Alumni who have not yet found a career or an internship that they are passionate about.

  • College Students who have not yet found a college major focused on a career they are passionate about.

  • High School Students who would love to connect with a passion that lives within them and match it to a career to gain clarity about their focus in college.

  • Military Veterans seeking guidance to a satisfying and fulfilling civilian career. Click here to view veterans page.

  • A "Certificate of Achievement" is awarded after the 8 Gatherings.

Networking

Counselor's comment for students :

The team at Passion Spark have been helping young men and women become exceptional versions of  themselves. The workshops and resources they provide to students help my students transform before my eyes. Really, it’s a blessing to observe.

Marissa Carroll, Director of College Counseling
Villanova Preparatory School [read full letter]

Chefs in Action

Reduce college cost – and your time. When you are more clear on where you are going, you can graduate in four years, and not five or six years (as do 53% of American students). This saves you up to $85,000 or more for each extra year that is not required.

During Passion Spark Retreats a caring environment is encouraged to emerge among participants which can be almost magical as those attending support each other in the process of discovery.  

The balance between doing what we love and what earns us a living is a lifelong activity.  Passion Spark guides its participants to answer it now, and offers a way to do so throughout life.  Participants love the unfolding as they see more of themselves.

College Students

Continue life’s journey by getting clear on what you really want.  After this Retreat, you'll be able to demonstrate in your applications for schools and careers what those judging want most:  Applicants who know what they want, now, and are passionate about achieving it.  What you take away from this Retreat adventure will support you to stand out competitively in your college and career job applications. 

To view a video of student Retreat participants, experts in the field, and testimonials, please click here

 

You’ll be very glad you looked closely at this important option to consider a new life trajectory.  

Science Student

Knowing your passion guides you to decide which colleges, which majors, which career jobs, which vocations, and which education paths are best for you. If you want a career that you like so much that, when you are working it’s not “work” at all, then this Retreat is for you. You are invited to live the dream Confucius described 3000 years ago when he said: “Do what you love and never work a day in your life.”  Really? 

Is this attitude just a romantic fantasy?  What is “work?”  If you love what you do, is it really “work?”

Discussion
Audio Engineer
Young Doctor
Doctor

Passion Spark has long been committed to social justice, and offers a sliding scale for its Retreat tuition.  Historically, with Segue Career Mentors, a program with a very similar mission as Passion Spark, Segue served over 50,000 low to very low income students.  See more of our history is at this link.

How the Retreat Flows

The relaxed curriculum is designed to guide your small group to reflect on topics which, taken together, can lead to your clarity about your favorite passion, a career to engage your passion for a fulfilling life, and the detailed steps for how to make your dream career come true.

The curriculum includes videos to see, ideas to consider, and good conversations with your group members.  These conversations stimulate inner thoughts, creativity, and journal writing.  When invited to share thoughts, members chose to read passages from their journals – or simply speak extemporaneously.

 

The conversation bubbles below are examples of readings directly from the curriculum.  In this case, it is to explore one curriculum topic: “What is Passion?”

Retreat Flow
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These conversation

bubbles are examples of readings directly from the curriculum that are used to explore the topic:

What is Passion?

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