Spark at Booth-Kelly

We’re bringing Spark to Springfield!

Connected Lane County invites you to help us bring our Spark Program to Springfield, Oregon! Your sponsorship or donation will ensure more Lane County youth have access to a place where they can learn and grow through hands-on STEM experiences.

Bringing Spark at Booth-Kelly to life!

COMING SPRING 2023!

Spark at Booth-Kelly will open at the Booth-Kelly Center in Springfield, Oregon in Spring 2023 as another central youth innovation hub for Lane County youth. Spark at Booth-Kelly will help us better serve youth throughout Springfield and the rural communities east of Springfield. We've secured a location and will begin tenant improvements in the fall of 2022. We’ve secured $500,000 in commitments toward our goal of $1,000,000 to complete construction and fill the space with equipment.

Standing at 11,000 square feet, Spark at Booth-Kelly will expand our Spark program STEM programming. Housing an industrial-size CNC machine, a dedicated indoor/outdoor welding area, and a manufacturing technology pre-apprenticeship program, supported by industry partners. Our after-school work program, the Agency, will continue to grow at Spark at Booth-Kelly.Spark at Booth-Kelly will also house a Youth Workforce Center. Our Elevate program will provide services and workshops centered around ready-to-work needs.

Huge thank you to our current sponsors! Check them out here - Lane Workforce Partnership - City of Springfield - Lane County - Springfield Public Schools

Become a Spark Supporter!

Our Spark locations provide fun and safe environments for youth to explore manufacturing technologies. Youth are able to practice crucial team and leadership skills while learning valuable skills. Your donation will support the revitalization of the historic Booth-Kelly Center and help inspire the next generation!

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I like STEM a lot, it’s cool! This year I was able to come back as a mentor and help get a new generation into STEM, people who might not think about STEM much. Helping them see what STEM is about and how cool it can be, it was awesome.
Jerin, Invention Lab Mentor 2022 and Invention Lab Participant 2021

Become a Sponsor!

Spark at Booth-Kelly will bring tremendous economic opportunity and growth to youth, businesses, and the community. Join us in this effort! See sponsorship opportunities and sponsor recognition options below.

Equipment & Technology Opportunities
  • General Equipment $5,000
  • ShopBot CNC Router $25,000
  • Nomad 3 Desktop CNC (3) $8,400
  • Lincon MIG Welder (4) $15,200
  • Prusa i3 MK3S Kit 3D Printers (4) $3,200
  • Universal Laser 60 watt CO2 $20,000
Facility & Youth Opportunities
  • Youth Employment $5,000
  • Snack Wall (Annual) $6,000
  • Youth Technology $30,000
  • Construction $20,000
  • Furniture $10,000+
  • And so much more!
Sponsorship Recognition
  • Logo placement on our website
  • Recognition in our advertising
  • Social media recognition
  • Newsletter features
  • Logo in Spark at Booth-Kelly

Invention Lab at Spark on 7th helped me get more interested in STEM. They provide resources and tools to get more involved, like cool machines and programs. They also provide ways to get help and support us a lot in our learning!
Jayla, Invention Lab Participant 2022

Get in Touch

Media Inquiries

Please contact Becky-Jo Samples at beckyjo@connectedlane.org.

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