Spark at Booth-Kelly

We’re bringing Spark to Springfield!

Help us build our next Spark location in the Historic Booth-Kelly Center. Donations will ensure more youth can access a safe space to learn and grow through hands-on experiences.

Bringing Spark at Booth-Kelly to life!

COMING SUMMER 2023!

Spark at Booth-Kelly will open at the Booth-Kelly Center in Springfield, Oregon in Summer 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’re nearing our fundraising goal to complete construction and fill the space with equipment.

Standing at 11,000 square feet, Spark at Booth-Kelly will expand our Spark 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.

Become a Spark Supporter!

There are two ways for you to get involved! You can donate an amount you're comfortable with or you can start a fundraiser to help us reach our goal! Follow the links below to learn more.

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. To become a sponsor, please contact Heidi Larwick at heidi@connectedlane.org.

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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